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Money Changes Everything

Campaign finance rules have transformed politics into a sport of the rich. Toss the rules, and you'd get a better governor's race.

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By Thomas M. Keane Jr.
May 28, 2006

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J ohn Kerry has said the worst mistake he made in his losing presidential bid was accepting federal campaign dollars. The late Paul Tsongas once told me that the major impediment to his upstart 1992 campaign were contribution limits dating to 1974. And the 2004 presidential campaign was marred by 527 advocacy groups such as MoveOn or Swift Boat Veterans ... (Full article: 738 words)

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