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White House Petition Asks For Congress Members To Wear Logos Of Financial Backers

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File photo of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. (credit: Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Could Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s work attire resemble that of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson? If one White House petition has its way, then the answer is yes.

A recent petition on WhiteHouse.gov has asked the Obama Administration to consider having members of Congress wear the logos of their financial backers on their clothing, which is similar to what NASCAR drivers do with their sponsors.

The petition states: “Since most politicians’ campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company’s logo, or individual’s name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate’s clothing at all public appearances and campaign events.”

Posted on March 19, the petition still needs more than 72,500 votes by April 18 to reach the goal of 100,000 signatures, which would mean that the White House would have to make a formal response.

The petition explains that the size of a corporate logo would vary depending on the size of a donation. “For example, a $1 million contribution would warrant a patch of about 4-by-8 on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button.”

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