News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush - Part I b
Senate Exempts Itself From Campaign Finance Law
Pt. I b BUSH'S CONGRESS
NEO-CONSERVATIVES' ULTIMATE GOAL
RIGGING ELECTIONS
------ Reforms needed
-- Corrupt Redistricting
---- Texas
---- Colorado
---- Pennsylvania
-- Rigged E-Voting?
---- Diebold For Bush
-- Delayed Disclosures
RAW POWER TACTICS
-- Bullying to Win
---- Threatening Dems
---- Bribing Republican
-- Excluding Democrats
---- 11th-Hour Bills
---- 1-Vote Victories
LOOTING the FUTURE
-- Driving Up Deficit
-- Extra Pork in Bills
-- $87 bill. Blank Check
BAD BILLS
-- Energy Bill
-- Medicare Bill
-- Spending Bill
WHO BENEFITS?
-- Wealthy Interests
-- Cheney's Cronies
-- Bush Camp'n Donors
-- Gun Lobby
WHAT ARE WE LOSING?
-- Privacy Rules
-- Academic Freedom
---- at the U. of Wash.
-- States' Rights on..
---- Air Quality
---- Antispam Rules
---- ID Protection
---- Gay Marriage
---- Scholarships
STATES FIGHT BACK
-- Brandeis's Support

"When voters go to the polls in November 2004, they will have relatively little information from Senate candidates . . . covering the critical fundraising months from July through October. From the voter's perspective, most of these reports might just as well not exist."
                           --Campaign Finance Institute

washingtonpost.com
 
Dark Ages Disclosure
Monday, November 3, 2003; Page A18
 
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Excerpt--

"WHAT MAKES the Senate so special that it exempts itself from a key requirement of campaign finance disclosure law that applies to everyone else?" The nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute posed this query following the third-quarter filing deadline for presidential contenders, congressional candidates, political parties and political action committees. Almost all these candidates and committees filed their reports electronically, meaning that the information was almost immediately accessible -- and searchable -- over the Internet. ...

Except, that is, for Senate candidates. ...

ゥ 2003 The Washington Post Company

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