From campaign pledges to political action

Wertheimer, Fred
December 1992
Common Cause Magazine;Win92, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p30
Examines the need for campaign finance reform in the United States. President-elect Bill Clinton's public commitment to sweeping campaign finance reform; Work of thousands of `Common Cause' volunteers in Anti-Corruption Campaign; Influence of money flowing in Washington; Reducing the dominance of money through campaign finance reform.


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