Fix for Presidential System Is Needed; Approach to Solving the Problem Is Clear

  Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe’s comment last week urging Democratic candidates to consider opting out of the presidential public financing system underscores the pressing need to repair the financing system created in the wake of the Watergate scandal. The problems facing the system have been dramatized this year by President Bush’s decision to …

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President Bush Prepares To Drown 2004 Presidential Race in Campaign Money; Demonstrates Importance of Fixing Presidential Campaign Financing System

With President Bush’s effort underway to raise $200 million in campaign contributions for his uncontested presidential primary election, the presidential public financing system enacted in the wake of the Watergate scandal is about to be swamped. The Bush fundraising drive is dramatizing the need to fix this system for the future. In testimony on January …

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Common Cause and Democracy 21 File Comments with FEC on Financing of Presidential Nominating Conventions

  Ms. Mai T. Dinh                                                                                                          May 23, 2003 Acting Assistant General Counsel Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.  20463   Re: Comments on NPRM 2003-8: Public Financing of Presidential Candidates and Nominating Conventions   Dear Ms. Dinh:   I am writing on behalf of Common Cause and Democracy 21 to provide comments …

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Wertheimer Testifies Before Blue Ribbon Task Force on Financing Presidential Nominations

  Capital Bits & Pieces: A Democracy 21 Report from Washington             Enclosed for your information is testimony provided by Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on January 31, 2003 to the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Presidential Nominations established by the Campaign Finance Institute to examine the status of the presidential campaign financing system.             …

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Fred Wertheimer Washington Post Op-ed: Just Whose Presidency is this?

An op-ed article by Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer entitled ”Just Whose Presidency Is This?” appeared in The Washington Post making the case for repairing the presidential public financing system. The Washington PostJust Whose Presidency Is This?Fred WertheimerJanuary 15, 2003 Democrats are announcing their candidacies for president almost daily, capturing headlines and driving the 2004 …

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Analysis: Problems with Presidential Public Financing System and Solutions in New Legislation Introduced In Congress

Analysis: Problems with the Presidential Public Financing Systemand Solutions in New Legislation Introduced by Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI)and Representatives Marty Meehan (D-MA) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) The presidential public financing system was established in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandals to provide candidates with the financial resources necessary to compete effectively for the …

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