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Harris Miller on Government Reform

 


Supports public funding for political TV advertisements

WEBB: Harris, there have been a lot of reports in the paper about your career as a lobbyist. I'm just wondering how you would fix the problem with, we now have 33,000 lobbyists in Washington, double the number at the beginning of this administration.

MILLER: We need to get rid of several things. 1) We need to get rid of the special interest projects, the so-called pork barrel. I would vote against every one of them. I would make an alliance with Republicans to do that, people like John McCain. 2) I would prohibit any gifts to Congressmen or Senators. George Allen makes $165,000 a year. He doesn't need someone to buy him lunch. 3) I would try to get public funding for TV campaigns. Jim and I are out raising money all the time so we can pay for TV time, I think that's one part of politics we don't like. I think all other countries allow their candidates some free TV air time to get their views out there. We need to bring that to this country too.

Source: Virginia 2006 Democratic Senate Primary debate [X-ref Webb] Jun 9, 2006

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