Campaign Finance Reform Quotes by Mark Shields, Ben Nelson, Andrew Card, Russ Feingold, Robert Waterman McChesney, Robert Torricelli and many others.
From 1976, Judy to 1996, we had six presidential elections. And it was run under the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1974. In all six of them, every candidate agreed to limits of what he could collect in contributions and what he could spend in seeking a nomination. And they all abided by it.
I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge.
Well, paycheck protection is an important ingredient for a successful campaign finance reform measure.
I find that students are very strong on my issues, stronger than anyone: anti-death penalty, anti-racial profiling, campaign finance reform, questioning the anti-terrorism bill.
But having said that, what’s happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating.
Scaling back the campaign finance reform bill may get more Republicans aboard, but it leaves many of us who have been involved in the reform movement for years in believing that we are doing something and accomplishing nothing.
Nobody wants campaign finance reform more than me. It would save me a fortune.
It’s just a lot safer to be an incumbent. So I think they have used the campaign finance reforms. They have passed laws that will help themselves stay in office. And I think that’s one of the flaws that we do have in the system.
The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.
I admired the way McCain worked on campaign finance reform. I admired the way Nancy Pelosi stiffened the Democrats’ spine during the health care debate. I admire the way Barack Obama has raised a dog in the White House without ever putting it on the roof of the car for a vacation drive.