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My Turn: Predictions for 2014 and beyond spent seemed out of whack. I know Americans spend 16 times more money on beer than election campaigns, but campaign finance reform needs to be a priority in the next Congress. I don't know if limiting the amount of money is the answer, but...
Begich, Sullivan face off

...the constitution is "quite radical." He said he would "look at anything" when asked if he was saying no to campaign finance reform.Begich said if you want third-party money out of elections, you have to amend the constitution to make clear...
Empire Editorial: Dunbar offers Alaska a fresh face and fresh start

...He's more of a moderate than most who carry a "D" behind their name. Dunbar also believes in "meaningful" campaign finance reform and wants to put an end to unlimited Outside dollars being funneled into Alaska to influence our elections. He...
Alaska Editorial: Senate event sees meaningful contrasts among contenders.

...improper funding outside the state might make for a good attack ad, but we'd rather see substantive debate over campaign finance reform than one-liners meant to get quick applause.There's still a good amount of time left before the primary...
Alaska Editorial: 'Alaska Agreement' good theory, flawed practice

...the particulars of the race make it clear that this agreement is a political gambit rather than a true effort at campaign finance reform. Both Sullivan and Begich will be able to raise ample money in their own campaign coffers to saturate media from...
Dunbar: 'I believe in local governance'

...Continuing to develop our North Slope oil and natural gas would be a big priority for me. Laying the groundwork for (campaign finance) reform would absolutely be a huge priority. Part of that is also term limits, which the Alaskan people are very in...
Watergate's twisted legacy

...flow of illegal secret money, Congress enacted campaign-finance reforms to ensure that rich folks wouldn't buy future...politics." (Insert joke here.)As for those campaign-finance reforms, we know how well they turned out. Congress...
House approves increase in campaign contributions

...complaints from members who argued it would derail campaign finance reforms imposed in 1996. Rep. Bob Lynn, an Anchorage...They argue the changes repeal elements of a 1996 campaign finance reform law. Rep. Harry Crawford, an Anchorage Democrat...
A real vote in the House

...the parties seemed close to agreement, not on campaign finance reform itself, but on the terms for debating it. Speaker...The Democrats, while expressing support for campaign finance reform, have themselves been party to killing it when...
Land-swap details

...public interest Sen. Frank Murkowski's My Turn column in Sunday's Empire is strong evidence of the need for campaign finance reform in this country - you go John McCain and Russ Feingold! I took the trouble to read through Sen. Murkowski's...


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