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Reaction, so far, has been mixed.

On Monday, the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the rules for the leadership campaign to replace Premier Dwight Ball.

And, as if often the case, money was a big part of the deal.

If you want to be a candidate for the job, you have to hand over $25,000 to the party.

And that’s not the only money you’ll have to find: there is no ceiling on what candidates can spend, so if you don’t have deep pockets, you’ll have a hard time being heard over those who do.

Some commenters have suggested that, since the new premier will have to make big budget decisions, experience with money is necessary. Others point out that, since political parties run........

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