You would think that the President of an organization that was ostensibly in the business of clean campaign and reform violated those campaign finance laws in her run for the Senate in Maine.
Further proof that neither party has cornered the market on hypocrisy...
"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible." - Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, 1960
Mainly because without that clout, there is no country. Face it, without it all of the attention in everything would be paid to New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. You would be disproportionately benefiting the population centers.