The Bully Pulpit Of Public Office

The bully pulpit of public office can be a powerful thing. But should a public official use that influence to raise money for a charity of his choosing? As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, it’s the latest in a series of ethical questions facing Hartford city officials.

Adam Cloud was appointed the city’s treasurer earlier this year and is in the middle of his first campaign for the office. As treasurer, it’s his job to manage the city’s pension funds, its borrowing, and its relationship with the banks that work for the city.

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