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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some thoughts on money in politics. In the New York Times: “But there was a hint of anger in some of his remarks when I went to see him last week in his Supreme Court chambers. He said the court had made a disastrous wrong turn in its recent string of campaign finance rulings.”

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some thoughts on money in politics. In the New York Times: “But there was a hint of anger in some of his remarks when I went to see him last week in his Supreme Court chambers. He said the court had made a disastrous wrong turn in its recent string of campaign finance rulings.”

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More than 66,000 ads in U.S. House and Senate races aired through March 9, more than triple what candidates and allied groups aired during a comparable period four years ago, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks advertising.
Bloomberg, “Obamacare Foes Run Nearly Half of Early Ads for Congress”

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New York is *this close* to passing Fair Elections campaign reform that would give everyday people more power in the political process by matching small dollar donations. Here’s our new TV ad that starts airing around the state.

The message“The time for action is now. New Yorkers have waited too long for this reform. The Governor’s proposed it in his budget and the Assembly passed it in theirs. The Governor must not yield to the Senate obstructionists.”

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