Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Candidates Turning Down Millions of Public Campaign Funding for Private Donations
The Washington Post
Trevor Potter spoke with The Washington Post on how candidates are turning down hundreds of millions of public campaign funding for more lucrative funding coming from private donations and super PACs. "That's the problem," agrees former FEC chair Potter. Presidents and presidential candidates "end up spending a great deal of time with a very small circle of people," he says. Reviving a public financing system would, Potter argues, free presidents so "they can spend time with the other 99 percent." The article goes on to discuses the different arguments happening in Washington on whether to dissolve or reform public campaign funding system. For the full article, please visit The Washington Post's website.