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Stephen Pagliuca on Government Reform

 


Limit on personal money allowed in an election

Stephen Pagliuca wants to limit how much cash fat cats like himself can funnel into their campaigns--but not before he digs into his deep pockets to finance his own run for the Senate. "I'd put limits probably on personal money that election," Pagliuca said. "Because then you'd be able to have people to run who effectively have a level playing field by raising money, getting money from the government and not getting money from PACs and lobbyists."

Replied Al Steve, but you're not willing to live by that now."

"I can't live by that now," Pagliuca said.

"Then why don't you set an example now?" asked Khazei.

Said Pagliuca, "Because I need to get my message out."

A Pagliuca campaig "Steve would support setting spending limits in federal campaigns only as part of a broad set of campaign finance reforms. In this campaign, he is running against a couple of career politicians that have spent millions of dollars

Source: Jessica Van Sack in Boston Herald, "Do as I say" Nov 14, 2009

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