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State of Democracy's coverage of campaign finance and the role money is playing in the 2016 New Hampshire primary and beyond.0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8ee60000

Shea-Porter Gets PAC Money For Opposing PAC Money

  A political action committee on a mission to overhaul  how campaigns are financed is putting its weight behind first district Democratic Congresswoman, Carol Shea-Porter. Porter  is  one of 8 candidates to be endorsed by Mayday, which expects to spent $13 million dollars this campaign season.

Mayday is the brainchild of Harvard Law professor and political activist, Lawrence Lessig.  He says Mayday has one goal: to reduce the influence of money in politics.

“New Hampshire has an incredibly important role in setting the tone for the 2016 election. What we hope to do is demonstrate that both Democrats and Republicans in New Hampshire  care about this issue enough to actually make a decision to vote for a candidate one way or another on the basis of this issue.”

Porter has campaigned on campaign finance reform and doesn’t accept campaign contributions from from DC Lobbyists.

Last month,  MayDay endorsed another NH politician, Republican US Senate hopeful Jim Rubens. The PAC promised to spend 2 million dollars to boost his campaign, and has begun airing pro-Rubens radio ads. 

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