The Nation

Former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. (R-Tenn.), complaining that presidential campaigns are too long and costly, called for elimination of contributions to candidates by political action committees. "All the flurry about PACs misses the fundamental point--that only people vote for President," said Baker, speaking in Washington. "And I think really that only people should contribute," he added. "That would mean the elimination of political action committees. It would mean the elimination of contributions by the AFL-CIO or whatever group it is. But I think it would put everyone on the same footing."

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