Campaign Money, All in the Family

Former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission David Mason has an interesting post on the Center for Competitive Politics’ blog, “Defending Nancy Pelosi.” He writes:

I suppose Speaker Pelosi is partly at fault for buying into the “more ethical than thou” logic of progressive campaign finance rules.  She contributed to a climate that makes attacks such as this plausible by supporting legislation that would have mandated a political divorce by regulating family members’ involvement in campaigns.  Of course, if politicians’ families are such a corrupting force, perhaps we should go all the way, and just ban having them.

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