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Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC 308

Posted by samzenpus
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samzenpus (5) writes "Lawrence Lessig's list of achievements and areas of influence is not small. He's co-founder of the Creative Commons, but it is his Mayday PAC however that has garnered the most attention recently. The crowdfunded "Super PAC to end all Super PACs" was launched in May with the goal of raising money to elect candidates who would pass campaign finance reform. It raised over $1 million in the first 13 days and has the support of some influential people. With the help of matching contributions, Mayday hopes to raise $12 million by the end of June. Lessig has agreed to answer any questions about the PAC that you might have. As usual, ask as many as you'd like, but please, one question per post."
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Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC

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  • Re:Irony (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 23, 2014 @02:52PM (#47299611)

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/20/1264682/-We-unlucky-few-A-look-at-the-incumbents-who-lost-their-primaries-1994-2012

    Both parties ousted an equal number of incumbents: Of the 44 representatives, senators and governors to lose their primaries, 22 were Democrats and 22 were Republicans. Republicans were more likely to throw out their governors and senators, with nine Republicans losing to five Democrats. But Democrats threw out 18 of their representatives, compared to 13 Republicans.

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