While Democrats and Republicans on Capital Hill debate the merits of campaign finance reform, the Republican National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party are busy at work in federal court seeking to undermine the last remaining vestiges of federal cam
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The Senate killed campaign finance reform last week. Chairman Fred Thompson has the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee once again looking for fund-raising misdeeds. Now the committee is looking into the relationship between the Teamsters and the Democr
As a former campaign organizer, I recently appeared on some radio call-in shows to talk about political financing. The shows aired a common complaint -- that politicians have become slaves to fund-raising and TV advertising.
As irate voters lash out at politicians unwilling to end the corrupting influence of money on politics, they should realize that another obstacle blocks genuine reform: Buckley v. Valeo, a 20-year-old Supreme Court decision that prohibits campaign
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