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Larry Lessig's Dream Candidate

One man in the race is galvanizing the public's frustration with the political system.

It's not who you think.

Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

A little-known Harvard law professor and campaign-finance reformer, Lawrence Lessig, has announced he is considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination focused solely on the issue of money in politics. Aside from the obvious question -- how much will this hurt the Lincoln Chafee campaign? -- another arises: Does he not realize that his dream candidate is already in the race?

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