Governor Mike Pence has consistently denied the dangers of cigarettes. He has received more than $100,000 in campaign donations from the group. He is quite obviousy been paid off for his opinion, and as a politician this is disgraceful. Unfortunately, however, it's very common practice in politics to be biased.
Cigarettes are dangerous. Tobacco is a killer. If people want to smoke something the only thing good for them is that magical herb known as marihuana. We should get rid of tobacco altogether and legalize marihuana. Big Tobacco is an evil corporation that feeds off the death and misery of other people's addictions and they are laughing all the way to the bank.
I do not believe that campaigns should be publicly financed. There are just too many special interest groups who are able to buy what they want. However, I don't think that Pence's donations are nearly as big of an issue as the Clinton Foundation's millions they have accepted from Saudi Arabia.
No, a politician's campaign should not be allowed to receive public funding. Public funding creates bias, so candidates are no longer supporting what they believe is right; they are supporting what pays them. It also creates unfairness in the political system. An honest candidate may not receive nearly as much funding because they will not change their beliefs simply because of money.