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Despite the Republican strategy to recruit fake democrats to run in Wisconsin's primary elections, real Democrats won 70 percent of the vote.

So far, Bachmann has refused to acknowledge the clinics' activities, raising questions not just about the business but also about Bachmann's integrity as a candidate.

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Looking toward 2012, ALEC is peddling “Voter ID” laws to disenfranchise voters least likely to support their right-wing candidates.

How can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few?

Voters

If Democrats follow Republicans in raising millions from undisclosed sources, they will undermine their moral argument for campaign finance reform.

Every president elected in the 20th Century has won statewide office, held a cabinet position, or served in the military. Newt Gingrich has not. 

Special interest groups poured millions of undisclosed dollars into Wisconsin's 2011 Supreme Court election. But the state's new public financing system allowed the candidates to get their message to voters without relying on contributions from lawyers who appear before them in court.

If Obama's campaign manager has a bad history with the very constituents that elected the president, how will that shape 2012?

The former senator talks about money and politics, connecting with voters in the age of mass media and his future in public life.

According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.

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Massachusetts Governor Patrick skips over Barney Frank and picks a personal “ally” to join two other appointed-rather-than-elected senators. 

January 30, 2013

Cecilia Tkaczyk’s underdog victory on a campaign finance reform platform should stir up the struggle against money in politics—and push the governor to take a stance.

January 22, 2013

By changing the distribution of electoral votes to rely on results of gerrymandered congressional districts, Priebus plan would game the system for GOP.

January 14, 2013

The three new senators being appointed by their governors will have no democratic legitimacy.

December 26, 2012

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

Boehner acts as if he has a mandate equal to that Obama and Senate Democrats. But Americans gave Democrats a 1.1 million vote majority in the overall House vote.

 

December 10, 2012

Republicans are supporting a change to the Electoral College that would’ve put Mitt Romney in the White House.

December 10, 2012

Obstruction has ruled in Albany for too long. The governor must push for a Democratic majority in the New York State Senate.

November 27, 2012

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time. 

November 14, 2012