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|OCTOBER 27, 1998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ralph Nader
|Statement by Ralph Nader on Sen. Russ Feingold|
October 27 - Following is a statement by Ralph Nader on Sen. Russ Feingold: Sen. Russ
Feingold has spent his entire Senate career trying to clean up Congress. There is no
stronger champion of reform.He wants to throw out the corrupt PAC-greased political system
now controlled by the rich and corporate interests and return our government to the
people. Not only has he led the campaign finance reform effort, he has also been a
crusader to ban free travel, fancy meals and cushy gifts from lobbyists trying to buy the
votes of members of Congress. Feingold is a true opponen of corporate welfare and a true
friend of consumers. Eliminating corporate subsidies, tax breaks and pork larded through
out the federal budget are regular Feingold targets. Moreover, he's also one of the
consumer movement's strongest defenders in Congress: fighting unfair trade deals, opposing
the corporate agenda of government non-enforcement of safety laws, and resisting corporate
attempts to take away citizens' legal rights -- a critical bulwark against corporate greed
If you want a senator leading the fight for campaign finance reform so that wealthy special corporate interests can't buy their way in Washington at your expense, vote for Russ Feingold.
If you want a senator fighting to keep jobs in Wisconsin by opposing trade deals pushed by multinational corporations that move jobs overseas in search of the lowest wages and oppressive conditions, vote for Russ Feingold.
If you want a senator leading the charge against the politicians in Washington trying to take away your rights to hold corporations accountable for making unsafe food, harmful drugs and defective products that injure and destroy lives, vote for Russ Feingold.
If you want a senator who stands up to the greedy health insurance industry bent on denying you necessary medical care and the ability to choose your own doctor, vote for Russ Feingold.
If you want a senator challenging corporate giveaways, such as to giant mining companies who reap huge profits by paying next to nothing for the minerals they extract from our federal land, vote for Russ Feingold.
If you want a senator who stands up to the ravages of the corrupt and deceitful tobacco industry trying to hook our children on smoking, vote for Russ Feingold.
If you want a senator who stands up to the barons of Wall Street who got Congress to take away your rights to hold them accountable when they defraud seniors and other small investors, vote for Russ Feingold.
------ For more information contact Ralph Nader at 202-387-8034.
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