Now and Then

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) used to be one of Clean Elections staunchest allies, supporting efforts to win publicly financed elections at the state level and speaking out about the corrupting influence of money in politics at the federal level. But in recent years his commitment to this issue has flagged and as our own David Donnelly writes at Huffington Post, we're sorry to see him go.

McCain is counting on his credentials as a reformer to woo voters, but as David writes, those aren't credentials he has much claim to these days, and the talking points he'll adhere to are a far cry from the more comprehensive reform he embraced in the past.