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Could candidate pledges curtail the influence of Super PACs?

By Jonah Lowenfeld

January 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm

As the impact of the outside money groups known as Super PACs becomes clearer, the candidate pledge is emerging as a way to limit their impact -- and potentially gain political advantage. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), right, proposed one such pledge for his race against fellow Democratic incumbent congressman Howard Berman, left. Photo by Jonah Lowenfeld

If 2012 is the year when the independent expenditure groups known as Super PACs went mainstream, it could also be the year when an imperfect tool—the bilateral candidate pledge—emerged as a... read on

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As a result of California’s 2011 redistricting, two Jewish Democratic incumbent congressmen, Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks), have both...

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