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Guest Host: Susan Page
Senator John McCain is once again advocating passage of a major campaign finance reform bill, and many analysts believe it has a good chance of becoming law. A panel talks about the new bill and the new context in which its merits are being debated.
- Sen. Jamie Raskin professor of Constitutional law and the First Amendment at American University's Washington College of Law; public interest lawyer active on voting rights and electoral reform issues.
- John Samples director of the Cato Institute's Center for Representative Government
- Sen. John McCain R-Arizona, was first elected to the Senate in 1986.
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