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Push campaign spending laws at local level


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2014

~~<p>It's been a dispiriting few weeks for anyone advocating limits on private money in political campaigns. The bombshell that dropped Wednesday, of course, was the 5-4 decision from the highest court in the land against limiting the number of federal candidates any individual can support with campaign contributions in a two-year election cycle.</p>
<p>Those advocates must persist in efforts, locally and nationally, to counter the erosion of campaign finance regulation. Strategies include increasing the disclosure of which donors give to which campaigns: Voters should be clear on who is driving the political agenda, behind the scenes.</p>
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It's been a dispiriting few weeks for anyone advocating limits on private money in political campaigns. The bombshell that dropped Wednesday, of course, was the 5-4 decision from the highest court in the land against limiting the number of federal candidates any individual can support with campaign contributions in a two-year election cycle.

Those advocates must persist in efforts, locally and nationally, to counter the erosion of campaign finance regulation. Strategies include increasing the disclosure of which donors give to which campaigns: Voters should be clear on who is driving the political agenda, behind the scenes. Login for more...



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