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Gallego Sits Down With the Interns

June 29, 2017

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-AZ, opened his office to the seven Common Cause national staff summer interns last week. We discussed a wide array of subjects, from congressional procedure and national elections to Arizona state politics.

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DC Moving Ahead on Fair Elections

June 29, 2017

Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn is among the witnesses this morning as the District of Columbia City Council subcommittee considers the Fair Elections Act of 2017, an ordinance that would add the nation’s capital to the list of jurisdictions embracing a small dollar donor based campaign finance system.

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The Best Congress Money Can Buy

June 19, 2017

The most expensive congressional campaign in history ends tomorrow in a suburban district north of Atlanta and while the winner is yet to be determined it’s already clear that he or she will take office beholden to an array of big money donors.

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