TITLE

Incumbent Protection Racket

PUB. DATE
April 2001
SOURCE
National Review;4/16/2001, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the reform bill to finance political campaigns proposed in the U.S. by U.S. senators John McCain and Russell Feingold. While earlier reform bills featured limits on political candidates' spending, that idea was dropped long ago. U.S. Senators voted this year to lift the restrictions on direct contributions to candidates, allowing them to raise more funds. The U.S. Senate is supporting reforms that protect incumbents, and blocking those that do not. One amendment would raise the limits on direct contributions to candidates when they face a rich opponent. Senators also voted to force broadcasters to sell them television advertising spots at the lowest possible rate.
ACCESSION #
4273007

 

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