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"As we move toward the general election, the Democratic Party has to be the Party of ordinary Americans, not Washington lobbyists and special interests. So, as of this morning, if you're a federal lobbyist, or if you control political action committee donations, we won't be accepting your contribution."

-- Howard Dean in an email dated Thu, 5 Jun 2008 21:30:51 -0400




Well...things just got interesting again.

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foomf
Jun. 6th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
I have some expectations that this will not be true, and it will be interesting seeing whether or not that turns out. PACs as such have been around since Roosevelt (FDR) but there were some major changes in the 1970s to supposedly "fix" them ... it's not unheard of for the system to be revised.

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