George Voinovitch the republican senator from Ohio recently announced that he would not seek reelection in 2010. I was at the press conference and the reasons he stated for quitting were quite revealing—He felt that the burden of raising money had become so great that it was keeping him from doing his job.
What about the other 99 Senators who aren’t quitting but have to raise the same of money that helped drive Voinovitch out of the Senate?
Political fundraising has often been viewed as a corrupting influence in politics. Now it's increasingly being seen by politicians as a roadblock to doing their jobs well. Republican Senator George Voinovich has had enough. Will stories like his breathe new life into the reform movement?