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Rep. Peter Smith (R-VT) joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One is pleased to welcome former Vermont Republican Congressman Peter Smith to the ReFormers Caucus. The ReFormers are a group of over 150 former governors and members of Congress dedicated to reducing the influence of money in politics. Congressman Smith represented Vermont’s at large district from 1988-1990. Before his time in the House, he was the lieutenant governor of

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Rep. Pat Williams joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One is pleased to welcome former Montana Congressman, Patrick Williams, to the ReFormers Caucus. Congressman Williams is the first ReFormer from Montana, bringing the total number of states represented by the bipartisan coalition up to 42. Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus is comprised of 151 former elected members of Congress and governors who are dedicated to reducing the influence of

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Gov. Deval Patrick joins the ReFormers Caucus

Issue One is pleased to welcome former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to the ReFormers Caucus. Governor Patrick joins 150 former elected officials from both parties — 22 of whom are also former governors — in their fight to reduce the influence of money in politics. “Governor Patrick made history as the first and only African-American to serve as Massachusetts governor

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With addition of Gov. Tom Ridge, the ReFormers are 150 strong for democracy

Issue One is pleased to welcome former Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to our ReFormers Caucus—growing the coalition to 150 members, one third of whom are Republicans. Gov. Ridge has dedicated his career to public service. He was appointed the first Homeland Security Secretary by George W. Bush following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Prior to

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