SEATTLE TIMES: Honor John McCain: Support independents

By Robert Z. Poore 

One of John McCain’s many contributions was the bipartisan McCain-Feingold bill to reduce the corrupting influence of money on our political parties and processes. This bill was the vanguard of a broader and rapidly growing movement to get the government to work in the people’s interests, not the parties’ or donors’ interests.

I recently attended the Unite Summit, at which 250 leaders of this effort discussed how independent candidates, and other efforts on several fronts, can help break money’s stranglehold on our political process.

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