Ravalli Republic: Campaign finance becoming state, local issues


There’s almost zero chance Congress will seriously consider this year a single bill aimed at reforming the nation’s weakened money-in-politics laws.

Going local is a different story: State lawmakers are engaging in full-throated debate on campaign finance proposals — with some surprising outcomes.


“There has been a concerted effort … to try to find every vulnerability in existing limits,” said Tara Malloy of the Campaign Legal Center. “And they’ve had success.”

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