Listen: Radio Times digs into campaign-finance restrictions

Philadelphia City Hall (Nathaniel Hamilton/for WHYY)

Philadelphia City Hall (Nathaniel Hamilton/for WHYY)

On Thursday’s episode of Radio Times, host Marty Moss-Coane was joined by political consultant Dan Fee, Committee of 70 CEO David Thornburgh and one-time mayoral candidate Terry Gillen to discuss “the Philadelphia City Code and its limits on contributions to political candidates.”

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One section of this code, written by then-Councilman Michael Nutter in 2005, has come under scrutiny as the declared mayoral candidates try to raise funds.

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Section 17-1405 is an attempt at limiting contributions from law firms and corporations, two major sources of money for political campaigns, but detractors claim that the rule weakens democracy rather than strengthening it.

You can listen to the discussion here:

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