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Wednesday, May 30, 2001

public affairs

"For government to represent the interests of average people, public officials have to be liberated from their dependence on private interests to finance their campaigns. Doing that means going far beyond anything dreamt of in the watered-down McCain-Feingold bill sloshing its way through Congress, which closes one loophole (soft money) while widening the hard-money pipeline. That's why a little-noticed storm going on right now in the state of Massachusetts is so important."