"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

Money widgets

Check out this neat little device, made available by way of Maplight.org – updated stats on campaign fundraising by candidates for Congress. (Sorry, Washington’s governor’s race would be good to add in, but isn’t included.)

Here’s a quick rundown, with the area’s two Senate contests and three major House races included. We may try for a permanent posting if we can figure out how to fit them into our space limitations . . .

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