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Huffington Post: Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen Senate races, large contributions to and big spending by independent super PACs and nonprofits have featured as key topics in candidate debates.”

Every Voice’s David Donnelly on why this might be:It’s an issue that appeals to conservatives as well as to progressives. It’s smart politics not just to blast money in politics but to say what you’re for.”

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At Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a constitutional amendment to regulate campaign fundraising and spending, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) said, “The right to vote is under attack on two fronts: A well-funded coordinated effort has made it harder for millions of Americans to vote, and at the same time, unleashed a tidal wave of special interest and corporate money into elections to drown out the voices of average Americans.”

At Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a constitutional amendment to regulate campaign fundraising and spending, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) said, “The right to vote is under attack on two fronts: A well-funded coordinated effort has made it harder for millions of Americans to vote, and at the same time, unleashed a tidal wave of special interest and corporate money into elections to drown out the voices of average Americans.”

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