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Is a Democracy Trust Fund a Good Idea?

January 25, 2013

Cecilia Tkaczyk?s victory is the latest sign that New Yorkers want a different campaign system and they want it now. Tkaczykchallengeda millionaire Assemblyman in a GOP-gerrymandered district and yet, despite a cash disadvantage and little name recognition, she managed to win by 19 votes. And, she managed to win based on her support for publicly financed elections. During the recount battle, shewrote, ?If I do get sworn in, I?ll know my support for p

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