Lessig Hits $1m Fundraising Goal to Trigger Dem Presidential Bid

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig says on exploratory committee website he’s raised $1m for potential Democratic presidential campaign focused on reducing influence of money in politics.

  • Said when announcing exploratory committee Aug. 11 that he would proceed w/candidacy if he raised $1m by Labor Day on Sept. 7
  • Says if elected president, he will pass “Citizen Equality Act of 2017,” then resign
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