Monday, February 04, 2008

Observer-Dispatch: Spitzer Should Focus on Campaign Finance Reformgen

The Utica Observer-Dispatch thinks Spitzer's next target should be a reprise of last year's push for campaign finance reform:

"For democracy to work, a variety of ideas and viewpoints must be considered. That requires lawmakers whose only influences are their constituents and their conscience.

"Campaign finance reform is often a tough sell for entrenched politicians.

"The more influence they have in government, the more likely they are to receive donations. And that’s a sure way to limit new ideas in Albany.

"It’s a vicious cycle. And it’s time it was broken."

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