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Voters rally for Prob B

September 13, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

A group of Missourians used today's/Wednesday's veto session to push for more campaign finance reform. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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The group gathered to push Proposition B, an issue on the November ballot.

Prop B would provide public money for the campaign of a candidate who agrees not to take any private contributions.

Eleanor Goodge of the Columbia League of Women Voters says the plan would help control the huge effect money has on campaigns.

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Contents: Goodge says this can stop politicians from "buying" a place in office.

Several legislators held fund raisers in Jefferson City just before the veto session... including a big money dinner benefiting House Democrats.

From the state capitol, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


Some Missouri legislators are using this week's veto session to gain a political edge. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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House Democrats held a fundraiser at a Jefferson City restaurant.

Meanwhile, some Republican Senators are doing the same.

That's why a group of Missouri voters came to the Capitol to push Prob B, a November ballot issue.

Prop B would give public money to candidates who agree not to accept any private donations.

Ken Midkiff of the Sierra Club says this is a bipartisan issue.

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Contents: Midkiff says this issue isn't about Democrats or Republicans. It's about cleaning up elections.

Prop B would allow a candidate the choice of accepting private contributions. But that candidate would then forfeit a right to public money.

From the state capitol, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.