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The Cost of Free Speech
Monday, 11 June 2007

Half-page newspaper ad: $500. Thirty-second TV spot: $560,000. Political influence through unlimited contributions: priceless.

AZ Campaign Finance:  How Clean is Clean?
Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Arizona's Campaign Finance Reform

Arizona's campaign finance reform project has succeeded in three election cycles, but questions linger. Is the Grand Canyon State a model for the new age of electioneering, or will big money find another end-around the process?

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Q&A: Congressman Raul Grijalva
Wednesday, 19 October 2005

PT talks to Raśl Grijalva, U.S. Congressman from Arizona and co-sponsor of the "Clean Money, Clean Elections" bill—H.R. 3099—now being considered in the House Government Reform Committee.

October 19, 2005

PT: Tell us a little bit about the "Clean Money, Clean Elections" bill that you are co-sponsoring with Congressman John Tierney (D-MA).

Grijalva: It's an attempt to level the playing field. In my experience in politics—and Tierney's is much more than mine—it appears that money, power and influence have come to dictate what kinds of policies are passed. I came here on a grassroots campaign with people's $25, $50 and $100 checks, and I when I got here, I saw that many of our problems...

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Campaign Finance Reform: The Price of Leadership
"The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, to obtain the rulers for men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue the common good for society," wrote James Madiso...
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