New Hampshire Union Leader: Investigation of senator's spouse's loans failed to tell full story


The Center for Public Integrity highlighted the husband of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, in a long story about loans given to lawmakers and their spouses by donors or those with interests before Congress.


“The reason we have contribution limits on the books, the reason that an individual is limited in how much they can give to a candidate or an official is to limit corruption, and to limit the opportunities for influence and to make sure that no official is overly indebted to any particular person,” said Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan election reform group based in Washington, D.C.

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