Warren Rudman on campaign finance reform

Former Sen. Warren Rudman argues that Republicans have lost their way on campaign finance issues in this piece today.

It was congressional Republicans who led the 1971 effort to strengthen existing campaign finance law through the Federal Election Campaign Act. After the Watergate campaign finance scandal, Republicans in Congress joined with Democrats to pass far-reaching amendments to the 1971 law, limiting contributions and campaign spending and establishing a system of public financing for presidential campaigns.

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