“Rules of the Game: Democrats’ Super PAC Promotion Signals Shift”

Eliza: “A recent video starring seven House Democrats promoting the super PAC that helped elect them speaks volumes about how few rules constrain such political action committees — and how wholeheartedly Congress has embraced them. The video dismayed watchdog groups and not just because it featured personal testimonials from lawmakers thanking the super PAC, despite laws that theoretically require such unrestricted groups to keep candidates at arm’s length. More disturbing, say advocates of stricter rules, was that it trotted out newly elected freshmen — a group that historically tends to champion campaign finance fixes.”

Yes, it usually takes a few elections to disabuse members of Congress of the desirability of campaign finance reform.

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