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McCain's Campaign Finance Flip Flop

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McCain may opt out of public financing system.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain, a longtime advocate of limiting the influence of money in political campaigns, will opt out of the post-Watergate presidential public financing system unless the Democratic nominee agrees to campaign under the same financial restrictions, his campaign said Thursday.

This wouldn't be as big a deal if the biggest, most expansive campaign finance reform package of the modern era didn't have the name McCain-Feingold.