12:35pm

Mon February 4, 2013
All Politics are Local

Congressman John Yarmuth Proposes Fair Elections Now Act

Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has introduced a bill that seeks to diminish the influence of special interest groups. The Fair Elections Now Act—or FENA —would create a public financing system for congressional races by providing a 5-to-1 federal match of contributions smaller than $100. In order to qualify, candidates would have to raise $50,000 through those small, in-state contributions.

Congressman John Yarmuth
Credit U.S. Congress