The AP runs a profile of Travis County DA Ronnie Earle's fight, including this quote from Earle himself:
"I think that democracy is at stake," said the 62-year-old Earle, who has been D.A. since 1977. "The issue is whether large corporate interests can buy more democracy. If large monied interests can control elections, then the principle of `one person, one vote' is meaningless."
Couldn't agree more.