Campaign Finance Reform

Ken Rudin
* NPR's Political Editor

Representative Christopher Shays
* Republican Congressman from Connecticut
* Co-sponsor, "Shays-Meehan" bill (passed Wed. night in the House)

Representative David Drier
* Republican Congressman from California
* Chairman, House Rules Committee

Representative Tom Davis
* Republican Congressman from Virginia
* Chairman, National Republican Campaign Committee (collects lots of soft money for the party)

John Edwards
* Democratic Senator from North Carolina

The House showdown over Campaign Finance reform is heating up again. Members will vote on either the Shays-Meehan bill, endorsed by almost all Democrats or two Republican backed alternatives. Will it pass this time? If not — what's next? Neal Conan talks with policy experts and lawmakers about the next step in campaign finance reform. Join us on Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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