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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Should Small Campaign Donations Be Matched with Tax Dollars?

Nov 15, 2015
In The News

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) suggested that Congress give small-dollar donors “some real power” in elections through matching donations.

“We’ve proposed legislation, the Government By the People Act, that’s one of many efforts that would give small donors out there, everyday citizens, some real power again in their democracy – matching funds would come in behind small donations –and allow candidates to run a viable competitive campaign by turning in the direction of everyday citizens instead of feeling like they have to go to the sort of deep-pocketed sources of funding,” he said at a “Make It In America: What’s Next?” forum on Capitol Hill.