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Ohio PIRG, Reform Groups, Send Public Financing Letter to '08 candidates

For Immediate Release

Ohio PIRG, along with the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters and Public Citizen, sent letters to the remaining '08 presidential candidates.  

We urged the candidates to make a public commitment to use the public financing system in the presidential general election if the opposing party's nominee also agrees to use the public financing system in the general election. For sitting members of Congress, we urged them to co-sponsor legislation to modernize the public financing system.

The presidential public financing system was established to protect the integrity of the presidency and the interests of the American people. Every Democratic and  Republican nominee for president since 1976 has used the public financing system for  their general election campaigns.  

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