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Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Capitol's Rich Afterlife

Contrary to your editorial (The Capitol's Rich Afterlife, New York Times, November 30, 207), there are some congressional veterans who do take up positions as "civic-minded partisans."

Former congressman, Bob Edgar, has recently taken up the Presidency of Common Cause. This is John Gardner's "peoples lobby." It is fighting to take private funding out of elections, for fair districts, for a paper trail vote, and to prevent media concentration.

I wish him well. Winning these battles is essential for our democracy.

Sent to New York Times

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