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Good News: A win for transparency in campaign finance

"Today’s the day a little-known rule by the Federal Communications Commission takes effect for every TV station in the country. In a nutshell, it requires broadcasters that run political ads to disclose who paid for them.

"It may sound like a simple idea. But it could have tremendous effects on the way campaigns compete and spend money — not to mention for third-party groups and members of the general public who are interested in campaign finance, too."

Filed under transparency disclosure political spending 2014

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Schlepping from here to New York to L.A. to Chicago to New Orleans to Miami to, my God, I don’t know where. Ten thousand here, 20,000 there, 15,000 there. Boy. I don’t miss that.
Retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), explaining that the constant chase for campaign cash is one reason Congress is so dysfunctional. (Los Angeles Times)

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You’re entertaining donors that expect to be treated like royalty. It’s another symbol that the big money fundraising system creates an out of touch Congress.
Public Campaign President Nick Nyhart on all the fancy restaurants and resorts members of Congress spend their time raising money (Politico).

Filed under Eric Cantor 2014 fundraising campaign finance