Campaign Finance Reform: Can Business Break The Logjam?

For years, Sara Lee CEO John H. Bryan played the game of politics--holding his nose every time he opened his wallet. An early supporter of Bill Clinton, Bryan stewed privately over a fund-raising system he came to regard as "legal bribery." Says Bryan: "Candidates spend all of their lives raising money. The people who give the money don't like giving it. Everybody knows the system is absurd."

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