- Voters in both parties are angry at the role big money plays in politics; challenging that is a smart move for candidates, says Donna Brazile
- She says voters understand that big-money interests are drowning out their voices
Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for civic engagement and voter participation at the Democratic National Committee. A nationally syndicated columnist, she is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of "Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in America." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and -- much to my surprise -- Donald Trump have successfully tapped into a frustration among voters who feel left out of our political process and disillusioned with the growing influence of money in our elections and in shaping policy. Even Ted Cruz railed against the current system in his victory speech in Iowa.