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Public Financing of Campaigns

Fair Elections for NY: Make It There, It'll Make It Anywhere

Jonathan Backer | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Jonathan Backer

As Lawrence Lessig says, "It is as if America ran two elections every cycle, one a money election and one a voting election. To get to the second, you need to win the first. But to win the first, you must keep that tiniest fraction of the one percent happy."

Was Rahm Right About Progressives?

Steven Hill | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

In 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel infamously said that progressives are "fucking retarded." Lately I've begun to think he was corr...

How the DNC Sandbagged the Colorado Senate Primary

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Campaign efforts by the DNC more than doubled Bennet's $6 million investment in his campaign, providing him a more than 6:1 financial advantage over Andrew Romanoff.

Clean Campaigns Colorado Initiative 53 -- Antidote to 'Big Money' Elections

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

A Colorado group of activists recently submitted Ballot Initiative #53, for voluntary candidate participation in public campaign funding.