If the opportunity arises for you to speak with a candidate for public office — and it should because there are a lot of them out there — you should use this handy 10-question list from the Project on Government Oversight.
My two favorites:
2. How will you make it easy to tell who is influencing government policies?
3. How will you make it easy to tell who is influencing elections?
See if you can get a straight answer.
Hat tip to the N.C. Press Association.