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Money Squeeze May Pressure Efforts For Campaign Finance Reform

By Susan Barnett

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-855288.mp3

Hudson Valley, NY – As government cuts back spending and analysts argue over whether the recession is ending or just about to worsen, campaign finance reform might not seem like a front-burner issue. But Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports that voters might be particularly sensitive to what they see as wasteful spending - or inappropriate use of campaign funds - when everyone is pinching every penny.

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http://dutchessdemocracy.blogspot.com/2009/08/re-pay-to-play-in-dutchess-county-brand.html

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http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20090817/NEWS01/908170328/1116/Campaign+funds+face+little+scrutiny+in+N.Y.