Media Coverage of People’s Pledge

Athens Banner-Herald (10/20/14) – “People’s Pledge will keep secret money out of politics “

Calaveras Enterprise (10/17/14) – “Outside Spending in Calaveras County?”

Pine Tree (10/13/14) – “Outside Spending in Calaveras County?”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (10/13/14) – “Outside the lines” Read it here

Citizen-Times (9/30/14) – “Candidates should take the People’s Pledge”

Sunday Gazette Mail (9/21/14) – “Influence of outside spenders overwhelming”

KTOO News (9/15/14) – “Outside Money favors Begich, but he assails it

Honolulu Civil Beat (9/10/14) – “Hawaii Candidates Need to Sign the People’s Pledge”

The Institute of Southern Studies (9/4/14) – “How can we curb Big Money’s corrupting influence? (9/2/14) – “Forget courts: Candidates can call off attack ads themselves

Alaska Dispatch News (8/30/14) – “Senate candidates disagree on solution to outside spending ‘problem’

Alaska Dispatch News (8/29/14) – “Begich and Sullivan could stop flood of super PAC dollars in Alaska

The Gleaner(8/29/14)- “COMMENT: Candidates should agree to stop avalanche of outside spending”

The Telegraph GA(8/29/14)- “OPINION: Candidates should agree to stop avalanche of outside spending”

The Wichita Eagle(8/29/14)- “Letter to Editor on People’s Pledge,”

SavannahNow(8/28/14)- “Perdue should join Nunn, take ‘people’s pledge’”

Palm Beach Post (8/28/14)- “Candidates should agree to stop avalanche of outside spending” (8/27/14)- “Shaheen covers U.S., state concerns at opening of city office”

Appeal-Democrat (8/27/14)- “Candidates should agree to stop avalanche of outside spending”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (8/26/14) “Candidates should regain control of ad spending”

Dayton Daily News (8/26/14) “Candidates should regain control of ad spending” (8/26/14)- “Sullivan challenges Begich on ‘Alaska Agreement’

Bradenton Herald (8/25/14)- “Candidates should agree to stop avalanche of outside spending” (8/25/14)- “Candidates should reject outside spending”

Lancaster Online(8/25/14)- “Candidates should agree to stop avalanche of outside spending”

The Edmond Sun (8/25/14)- “Candidates should agree to stop avalanche of outside spending”

The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online (8/24/14)- “Special Interests Swamp Elections” (8/24/14)-“Attack ads are killing our democracy”

Democrat & Chronicle (8/23/14)-“Letter: Ask 2014 candidates to sign the People’s Pledge” (8/22/14)- “Group wants Alaska U.S. Senate candidates to sign campaign finance pledge” (8/17/14)-“Reader Letters-The People’s Pledge”

The Charleston Gazette (8/1/14) – “Rahall rejects Jenkins proposal to ban outside spending, PAC money”

POLITICO (7/31/14) – “Morning Score:… New PAC: No dark money” (7/31/14) – “Ed Markey lobbyist haul tops on Hill”

TribLIVE (7/25/14) – “People’s Pledge” (7/25/14) – “LETTER: Gubernatorial candidates should take People’s Pledge”

AZ Central (7/23/14) – “Fred DuVal issues dark money challenge”

Alaska Dispatch News (7/23/14) – “Candidates should pledge to keep Outside mega-money from fixing the race”

The Hill (7/23/14) – “Changing the tone”

East Boston Times- Free Press (7/21/14) – “Myers Refuses Donations from Special Interests”

Sentinel and Enterprise News (7/18/14) – “Bastien pushes Flanagan to sign campaign-funds pledge”

The Boston Globe (7/11/14) – “Democrats for attorney general agree to People’s Pledge, discouraging outside spending on ads, direct mail”

Huffinton Post (7/9/14) – “Michelle Nunn Asks Republican Opponents to Sign Pledge Limiting Outside Spending” (7/9/14) – “Barry Kauffman and John Marion: A ‘People’s Pledge’ in Pennsylvania governor’s race would benefit voters”

Associated Press (7/5/14) – “Candidates ramping up Calls for the people’s pledge” (7/6/14) – “‘People’s Pledge’ a popular U.S. policy”

The Boston Globe (6/28/14) – “Even with strong disclosure laws, People’s Pledge is called for” (6/27/14) – “A better race for governor”

Blue Mass Group (6/23/14) – “More on the People’s Pledge: getting to the heart of the issue”

The Washington Post (06/10/2014) “The ‘People’s Pledge’ is back in Alaska. Wait, what the heck is that?” (05/29/2014) – “Democratic candidates for attorney general Maura Healey, Warren Tolman are negotiating a People’s Pledge”

Lexington Herald-Leader (05/28/2014)- “Group challenges Grimes and McConnell to sign pledge aimed at limiting ads by outside groups”

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The Courier-Journal (05/21/2014)- “Grimes camp ready to discuss McConnell Debate”

Providence Journal (04/28/14)“3 Democratic candidates for R.I. governor sign ‘People’s Pledge’ deal on outside money”

The Syracuse Post-Standard (04/25/14)“Rep. Dan Maffei proposes clean campaign with John Katko, rejecting dark money” (NH) (04/08/14) – “Following Shaheen, Shea-Porter asks her GOP opponents to take ‘People’s Pledge’” (3/21/14)“Everything you need to know about the Brown-Shaheen ‘People’s Pledge’ ruckus”

Huffington Post (12/6/13) – “Less Money Actually Good for Candidates?” (11/16/13) “A worthy campaign pledge for Maryland” (09/26/13) “Martha Coakley: I’ll agree to people’s pledge in Massachusetts race” (05/06/13) – “Edward Markey faults Gabriel Gomez on campaign financing” (05/06/13) – “Democrat Ed Markey hammers rival Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez on refusal to sign People’s Pledge” (01/18/13) – Eric Garcetti’s SuperPAC Pledge Gets Turned Down By Other LA Mayoral Candidates” (01/18/13) – CitySpeak: The People’s Pledge” (01/17/13) – New Twist In L.A. Mayor’s Race: The ‘People’s Pledge'”






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