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Monday, November 25, 2019

Shannon Liss-Riordan Calling for Spending Cap in Senate Primary


Statement from Shannon Liss-Riordan Calling for Spending Cap in Senate Primary

BOSTON, November 25, 2019-  "Too often, elections are decided by who can spend the most money.  That is why I am proposing a spending cap in this race. Voters deserve a race run on the issues, not one where the candidate who raises the most money from lobbyists and special interests is able to walk away with a U.S. Senate seat.  

Further, I have heard the argument from many in the political establishment that this race will take away resources from campaigns in other states where Democrats have the opportunity to flip a seat.  While I don't necessarily subscribe to that thinking, my proposal is a solution to that concern. Let's set the spending limit at $6 million dollars, a number that both Senator Markey and Congressman Kennedy are very close to having in the bank - if they don't already.  This would mean they would not need to continue to aggressively court wealthy donors, who can then direct their resources to Maine, New Hampshire and elsewhere.  

Senator Markey and Congressman Kennedy, I'm asking you to join me in setting an example for the rest of the nation.  We can talk about money in politics, or we can actually do something about it. Let's do something about it."

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