A series of 5-4 decisions by the US Supreme Court has flooded elections with money from the biggest donors, drowning out citizens and trapping political candidates in a never-ending fundraising entreaties to big donors. The Pacific Northwest can lead the way out of this mess by devising locally-grown approaches to limiting the power of big money and bring candidates back in contact with constituents, without violating the current Supreme Court majority’s concept of free speech.

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