The Center for Public Integrity: Sanders, Clinton want campaign finance overhaul, but face huge obstacles


"I feel compelled to point out the obvious," said Paul Ryan, deputy executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan group specializing in campaign finance issues, somewhat dryly. "A president cannot pass a constitutional amendment. A president cannot pass a public financing statute through Congress. A president needs lots of cooperation."

Weiner and Ryan, who said they support public financing, said much of the effectiveness of such a proposal would depend on the details of how it is crafted.

Ryan called a constitutional amendment "impractical."

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