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Are Dollars Despoiling Democracy?
Think Tank takes a look at our campaign finance system. Still more than a year away, the 2000 elections promise to be America’s most costly. Republican frontrunner George W. Bush has already raised $50 million. And while many claim there is too much money in politics, some say current contribution limits keep worthy but lesser known candidates from raising the money needed to win. Whether you think the problem is too much money or not enough, everyone seems to agree that campaign finance reform is a must.
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director of Government Studies at the Brookings Institution, co-author of Renewing Congress
former governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, and Republican presidential candidate
director, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Originally Aired: 9/23/1999
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