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Walter Mondale on campaign finance in 1956

Power Line has two parts on Walter Mondale's law review note in 1956 on campaign finance: Walter Mondale then and now and Wisdom of young Walter Mondale, part 2.

In short, Mondale concluded, reform efforts geared to controlling expenditures seemed "inadvisable becuase of the improbability that reasonable limits could be determined or maintained, or that legislation could be drawn that could not be [evaded]." Mondale therefore urged that removal of expenditure limits be considered and that primary emphasis be given to public disclosure of campaign financing.