Special Interest Politics

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Special Interest Politics: The Influence of Money in Politics

In a campaign season dominated by Super PACS and a political culture in which money and lobbyists seem to rule, what role do special interests play in our political system? Join a panel of experts including Jack Abramoff, former Republican lobbyist, newly-turned ethics watchdog, and author of Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist, and Bob Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California State Assembly and Co-Chair of reform group California Forward, to discuss the impact of special interests in politics and the presidential campaign.

Featuring:

  • Jack Abramoff, former Republican lobbyist and author of Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist
  • Bob Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California State Assembly and Co-Chair of reform group California Forward
  • Jodi Epstein, candidate for Master of Public Administration, Sol Price School of Public Policy and Fellow at Common Cause

Moderated by Dan Schnur, Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

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