From the DNC blog today.
It’s one thing to constantly harp on unethical Republicans, and we should continue to shine the light and let all the roaches scatter where they may. But actions speak louder than words, and the Democratic National Committee is taking the lead on the reforms necessary to restore trust in government.
From the AP story:
National Democratic Party supports Vermont campaign finance law
BURLINGTON, Vt. — In an effort to get the “dirty money out of politics,” the Democratic National Committee will ask the U.S. Supreme Court this month to allow states to limit how much is spent on campaigns.
Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic Party, announced Monday that the party will file a friend of the court brief with the Supreme Court in support of Vermont’s 1997 campaign finance law.
“I feel very, very strongly that the Democratic Party, in this era of this Republican culture of corruption, has to walk the walk and not just talk the talk,” said Dean.
Vermont adopted stringent limits on both in 1997 – legislation that Dean signed into law while he was governor of Vermont – but the law has never been completely implemented because it is has been under court appeal.
Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean speaks at a news conference in Burlington, Vt., Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Nine years after Dean proclaimed that ‘money does buy access’ in politics, he said Monday that the Democratic National Committee will back Vermont’s strict campaign finance law when it is challenged later this month before the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)