Campaign Finance

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, dubbed Mayor 1 Percent , was forced into a runoff Tuesday after failing to achieve more than 50 percent of the vote in his bid for re-election. Despite what the Chicago Tribune described as "his multimillion-dollar campaign war chest," Emanuel got 45 percent of the vote, pitting him in the April 7 runoff against Cook...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Two of the justices behind last week's pro-industry fracking decision in Ohio...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A new German survey has a finding that may strike a particular chord with those...

Further

A year after the death of Aaron Swarz, who convinced him to take up the fight, academic and activist Lawrence Lessig has launched the MAYDAY Citizens' SuperPAC, an ambitious campaign to fight corruption in American politics by raising enough money - starting with $1 million in 30 days - to elect legislators who will pass meaningful campaign finance reform. Likening the effort to leaping off a high building, but also "the beginning of hope," Lessig describes his "unstoppable walk to political...