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January 23rd 2014:Big Money, Dark Money: Can Public Funding Mend America's Broken Government?

It’s been 4 years since the Citizens United decision injected a tsunami of corporate cash into the US election process. The pending decision on McCutcheon vs FEC threatens to pour more dark money into the process. My guests, Barbara Lawton, CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform & Charlies Kolb, Pres. of the French-American Foundation (and former Bush 1 domestic policy advisor) look at how the money flood is damaging the US’ ability to govern itself, its economy, companies and investors. Is the US‘s future as a world leader and economic engine in jeopardy? Quite possibly. But, my guests agree

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Barbara Lawton

Barbara Lawton is the President & CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform ( Previously she served as Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. Barbara made public funding of elections a central issue in her campaigns, and was spokesperson for Wisconsin’s Citizen’s Panel for a Clean Election Option, led by Chief Justice Nate Heffernan. An editorial in the Madison, WI Capital Times in 2006 called Barbara “the boldest and most active lieutenant governor in state history.” She graduated from Lawrence University summa cum laude. She earned a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Lawrence University
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