The Buying of the Presidency

Reality Check On Campaign-Finance Reform. It Would Be Difficult And Slow – Jessica Taylor

Candidates are championing campaign-finance reform this year at a heightened pitch even as they’re still forced to cope with the realities of the uneven playing field if they want to survive politically.

Democrat Hillary Clinton was the latest to weigh in with her plan on Tuesday, outlining how she would curb the growing influence of money in politics. Her chief rival, Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, has long made the issue a cornerstone of the insurgent movement he’s inspired. And the latest candidate to jump into the Democratic fray, Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig, is running solely on the issue.

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