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Campaign Finance Reform in PittsburghEdit

  • City Councilman, William Peduto, introduced a bill at the end of 2004 about campaign finance reform. Before the bill died, Peduto called for a task force to study to issue recomendations.
    • Mark Rauterkus was a member on the task force. The task force held meetings throughout 2005.
    • Mark Rauterkus was one of the leading opponents of the original bill from 2004, calling for a public hearing on the bill.




Conference on Money & Politics After Reform from C-Span [rtsp://]
Speakers Michael Malbin from the Campaign Finance Institute, Anthony Corrado from Colby College, Stephen Weissman from the Campaign Finance Institute, Gary Jacobson from the University of California, Robin Kolodny from Temple University, and others talk about "The Election after Reform: Money & Politics after the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act." from 1/14/2005, WASHINGTON, DC: 5 hr.


WASHINGTON - Something almost without precedent in America will happen Thursday, September 6, 2006. That's the day when McCain-Feingold -- aka the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 -- will officially silence broadcast advertising that contains criticism of members of Congress seeking re-election in November. Before 2006, American election campaigns traditionally began in earnest after Labor Day. Unless McCain-Feingold is repealed, Labor Day will henceforth mark the point in the campaign when congressional incumbents can sit back and cruise, free of those pesky negative TV and radio spots. It is the most effective incumbent protection act possible, short of abolishing the elections themselves.


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