I agree that this law could discourage no wealthy people from running, but that seems to have already happened. Our government is full of millionaires and lobbyists that want to throw huge amounts of money at lawmakers. If you read the info here, it says that the average net worth of a lawmaker is $966,000. The average. Is just under a million dollars. If we expect to give our government back to the people, this kind of money has to stop. No work, no pay.