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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:58 PM
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The Hill: Democrats to push campaign finance reform legislatioin
(A 'tough road,' but it's a fight well worth having.)
Democrats to push campaign finance reform legislation
By Mike Lillis
11/30/11

Rep. John Larson said Democrats will introduce several proposals to reform a system "awash" in money.

House Democrats will use the month of December to push legislation overhauling the way elections are funded, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus announced Wednesday.

Warning that the 2012 elections will likely be the most expensive in the country's history, Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) said Democrats will be introducing "several" campaign finance reform proposals before the end of the year.

"We continue to believe that this whole system is awash money and needs reform," Larson told reporters in the Capitol. "The public is increasingly wising up to that. I think you're going to see several proposals emanating from our committees and from Democratic leaders in our caucus."

They have a tough road ahead, as Republican leaders in both chambers have opposed recent Democratic efforts to reform the campaign finance system, arguing that limitations on spending by individuals or corporations alike infringe on free speech.

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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:02 PM
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1. Thanks OWS. nm
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blkmusclmachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:48 PM
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2. Whatev's.
If voting could actually "change" things, it would be outlawed.
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