Taking an Ax to the PACs

Critics of special-interest contributions fight back

What is Representative Dan Rostenkowski going to do with half a million dollars in leftover campaign money? Take it with him?" So asked a full-page ad in Chicago's Albany Park News, deep in the district of the Democratic chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. "Who does Representative Mickey Edwards care more about? You and your vote? Or the auto dealers and their money?" So read another ad in the Ponca City, Okla., paper in Republican Edwards' district. Both ended with the same kicker, "Write and ask...

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