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Without a system of matching funds, it is impractical – and even dangerous – for candidates to rely on small donors.
What are the money rules when a candidate loses for one office and then wants to run for another?
Lawrence Norden reviews Professor Richard Hasen's new book, which examines the balancing of political equality and free speech in the post-Citizens United era.
Voters at opposite ends of the country took a strong step toward reclaiming democracy for ordinary Americans.
This year, Mainers will vote on a referendum to enhance its first-in-the-nation Clean Elections law, to confront the tsunami of big money triggered by U.S. Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United.
Albany's shameful moment echos an earlier set of scandals, which demonstrated that bold change is possible.
A citizen coalition in Seattle has introduced an innovative proposal to amplify the voices of average voters in the city's elections.
In the five years since the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United, it is clear that the scale of money in politics is out of reach for most Americans.
Despite resistance to campaign finance regulation in Washington, voters at the state and local level took steps last week to limit the power of money in politics.
A new book on the 1970s is a compelling read, but misses some larger points.