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Solid Plan Offered on Election Financing
Public Campaign, a not-for-profit group dedicated to reducing the role of special-interest money, said the legislation would allow candidates to say "no" to the politics of big checks and the endless money chase, and "yes" to putting voters first.
Post-Tribune, Gary, IN, March 27, 2007

 

Proposal Could Rein in High Cost of Running for Congress
"The idea, modeled after systems in place in a handful of states, is to change the process so candidates 'run on the quality of their ideas, not the size of their war chests,' according to Public Campaign, an organization that has been pushing such laws."
Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007

 

McCain Invades Mitt's Turf
"Right now, they're spending a disproportionate amount of their time fundraising," said Nyhart, president of Public Campaign, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting campaign reform.
Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2, 2007

 

Ruling on White House Private Fundraising
"Obama is trying to squeeze the last bit of toothpaste out of the public financing tube," says Nick Nyhart, president of Public Campaign, which lobbies for reform of an election finance system it sees as corrupting of American democracy.
Financial Times, London, March 1, 2007

 

Special Interest Groups Targeting Altimire, Other New Lawmakers
"In the current game, you have to raise huge amounts of money," said Nick Nyhart, president of Public Campaign, which advocates for public financing of elections.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, February 5, 2007

 

Strong Case for Clean Elections

Letter to the Editor by Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign

The Blade, Toledo, OH, January 27, 2007

 

When Money Talks, Do Voters Lose? (3rd item)

Letter to the Editor by Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign

New York Times, New York, NY, January 26, 2007

 

Full public funding of elections proven to work in states, cities

Letter to the Editor by Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign and Chellie Pingree, President and CEO, Common Cause

The Hill, Washington, DC, January 24, 2007

 

Amendment Could Close Loop Holes

“If you have a lot of misdemeanors, and some are technicalities, you’ll have a political body making subjective decisions on what is worth taking somebody out of office,” Nyhart said.

North Platte Telegraph, North Platte, NE, January 5, 2007

 

Now It's 'Pay for Play'

Op/Ed by Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign

Harrisburg Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA, December 31, 2006

 

How to 'Drain the Swamp'

Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public campaign, said the prospects for passage of "clean money" legislation -- similar to the rules now in effect in Arizona and Maine -- were buoyed by election-day surveys that showed voter disgust with corruption and ethics was a major reason the Republicans lost control of Congress.

San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2006

 

Congress and Clean Elections

Op/Ed by Nancy Watzman, Research and Investigative Projects Director, Public Campaign

Denver Post, Denver, CO, December 17, 2006

 

A Better Way

Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC, November 8, 2006

 

Father's Company Top Renzi Donor

"There's certainly the appearance of a conflict where you're voting on something that could benefit a relative," said Nick Nyhart, executive director of nonpartisan group Public Campaign.

Arizona Daily Star, Flagstaff, AZ, October 30, 2006

 

Wanna Buy A Seat?

Op/Ed by Nancy Watzman, Research and Investigative Projects Director, Public Campaign

TomPaine.com, October 10, 2006

 

Many Candidates Putting Up Their Own Millions This Cycle

"Voters look at self-financed candidates and wonder why the candidate would put up so much of his own money," said David Donnelly, National Campaigns Director for Public Campaign.

Cox News Service, October 10, 2006

 

Offering Support for Clean Elections Laws (Fifth item)

Letter to the Editor by Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign
San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, September 5, 2006

 

Rell, Other Lawmakers, Honored for Campaign Finance Laws

Journal-Inquirer, Manchester, CT, September 12, 2006

 

Let's Make Our Elections a Fair Race (Last item)

Letter to the Editor by Nick Nyhart
New York Times, New York, NY, August 13, 2006

Advocates: Hergert Decision Sends Strong Message

“It will be interesting to see in the future, when (states) are considering campaign finance laws, adding teeth, whether they will look at options of impeachment or removal from office,” said Rick Bielke, Communications Director for Public Campaign.

Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, July 13, 2006

 

Give Candidates Option of Public Financing for Races

USA Today, June 27, 2006

 

Why can't Washington be more like Portland?

Op/Ed by Nick Nyhart, Public Campaign president and CEO and Chellie Pingree, Common Cause president
Oregonian, Portland, OR, June 27, 2006

 

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