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Ghosts of Clean Elections: Remaining law could be obstacle to increasing campaign contribution limits (access required)

If voters choose to permanently scrap public financing for campaigns in November 2012, proponents of higher campaign contribution limits may find themselves trying to answer a tricky question: How do you further the intent of a law that no longer exists?

They’re hoping they don’t have to find out.

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