“Can the internet save Congress from ‘call time’?”


Several presidential candidates have said they will avoid corporate political action committee money, and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has promised to avoid “call time,” when candidates can spend hours a day on the phone with donors to raise money for their campaign and the party….

Call time is particularly contentious in Congress, where members have complained for years about the burden of fundraising while working.

“There have been decades and decades of members of Congress losing their lives to ‘dialing for dollars,’ ” said Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, a law professor at Stetson University who studies political fundraising.


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