Not every campaign contribution given has strings attached…but some do. Some GOP Commissioner candidates in Westmoreland Co took steps to curtail Pay to Play scenarios pledging to refuse campaign contributions from those tied to No Bid Contracts Harrisburg sets the rules for counties when entering into contracts using the sealed bid process, requests for proposals & requests for qualifications. In some instances, contracts can be approved without looking for the lowest cost. This occurs when seeking “professional services” defined as accounts, attorneys, etc. Some who do go through a public process securing a multi-year contract for whatever reason need to make campaign contributions.
I believe it is best to seek the lowest cost and best service rather than choosing a firm because you received a campaign contribution. My suggestion don’t ask for or accept such a contribution.