Senator Admits the Truth: Time Spent Fundraising "Nothing Short of Amazing"
On Tuesday, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL.) introduced campaign finance legislation intended to ease the rising fund-raising burden on politicians. The legislation would give grants and matching funds to qualified candidates for federal office who volunteer to cap individual contributions at $100.
Joining Durbin to introduce the 2009 Fair Elections Now Act were Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), and Reps. John Larson (D-CT) Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Walter Jones (R-NC).