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Seattle tries voucher system to reform campaign finance

Feb 21, 2017
Residents received $100 in taxpayer-supported coupons to give to city candidates of their choice.
Seattle's voucher program encourages residents to donate to city candidates and encourages candidacy by people who couldn’t otherwise afford to run.
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Candidates and parties join to solicit bigger checks

May 26, 2016
A legal change since the last election paved the way for even larger donations.
US flags fly outside a polling station during Missouri primary voting at the First Baptist Church of Ferguson on March 15. Changes in campaign finance law means bigger contributions.
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Campaign finance reform goes local

Dec 11, 2015
There's a new front in the campaign finance reform battle, and it's close to home.

Why there's no rush to jump into the presidential race

Apr 6, 2015
Rand Paul may be in, but others hold back to skirt campaign-finance laws.