Campaign Finance

Jon Queally, staff writer
"Granny D is in one of my all-time favorite political activists," says Massachussetts senator and presidential candidate. "We are going to build a primary campaign based on ideas and principles – not money and access."
Jon Queally, staff writer
As one mainstream political observer noted, that's "pretty damn good."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"We will keep up the fight to put people over PACs, to make the Democratic...


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...