Getting Money Out of Politics
Too often federal elections end up as fundraising contests, which inhibits the idea of government as being accessible to all people. 9 out of 10 campaigns are won by the candidate who spends the most, and U.S. Representatives in contested elections spend 34 percent of their time while in office raising money for their next campaign. Fortunately, several states and local communities have discovered a solution by reforming campaign finance with the Fair Elections model.