The Christian Science Monitor has an op-ed today by former member of Congress, Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.). In it, former Rep. Boehlert discusses our deeply flawed campaign finance system and calls for the Fair Elections Now Act (S. 752, H.R.6116/1826).
"As a former Republican member of Congress who devoted 24 years of service in the People’s House, I am saddened to find that our system of campaigning for Congress today is deeply flawed and in need of major repair. To run for public office, good people seeking to represent their constituents on Capitol Hill must devote countless hours to the pursuit of millions of dollars in private money. To bring in the necessary cash, they must either be independently wealthy or have ready access to the wealth of others. Either way, our elected officials are at risk of no longer representing the interests of the American people."
For the full op-ed, click here.