As taxpayers decide whether to direct three dollars for public financing of election campaigns, a look at the public financing system and whether this years presidential candidates will choose to participate.


  • Trevor Potter Currently serving as general counsel for Senator John McCain and former chair of the Federal Election Commission
  • Michael Malbin Executive Director, Campaign Finance Institute and Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany.
  • Mary Jacoby Political and investigative reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Robert Bauer An attorney in private practice currently serving as campaign attorney for Senator Barack Obama

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