It’s time to limit campaign war chests

Reining in power of incumbency could produce more political competition

AN AVERAGE MASSACHUSETTS House of Representatives candidate spends $20,000 to $30,000 to win election, but House Speaker Robert DeLeo maintains nearly $700,000 in his campaign accounts. A successful Massachusetts Senate election can average closer to $50,000 per candidate, but Sen. Harriette Chandler of Worcester and Sen. Bruce Tarr of Gloucester have over $200,000 and $400,000(...)

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