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Campaign Finance Reform

The founders made it clear that the government's responsibility is to the people of this nation, not the corporations or special interests. Over the past decades, that responsibility has eroded to the point that now most ordinary people feel they no longer have a voice in their own government. Campaign finance reform is the only way to return to that responsibility and ensure the voices of all the people are heard. I support a ban on soft money, which is simply a way for big money to influence elections through the back door. I believe we should curb so-called issue ads by third party sources and require advocacy groups to fully disclose their spending. To reduce the skyrocketing costs of elections, television stations should make free airtime available to candidates in the 60 days prior to an election. All of these steps will reduce the influence of money in politics, breaking down the wall of special interests that stands between elected leaders and the people they serve.