Comments On Supreme Court Campaign Finance Reform Decision

December 10, 2003

MANCHESTER-Democratic presidential candidate Governor Howard Dean, M.D., made the following statement today on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the McCain-Feingold law:

“McCain-Feingold is a very important first step toward the sweeping campaign finance reform this country really needs, and I'm glad the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of this law,” he said.

“Much work, though, remains to be done. Even with this law in place, George W. Bush is able to raise $200 million from corporate special interests-and in return, giving those 'Rangers' and 'Pioneers' unprecedented access and government giveaways in return for their support. We have a long way to go to change the toxic political culture in Washington.”

“Our campaign is campaign finance reform. We've collected hundreds of thousands of small contributions from ordinary Americans all across the country. Those ordinary Americans own this campaign and they are the ones who will call the shots in a Dean administration.”

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