public financing.

Man Bites Own Hand That Feeds Him

Gerald Cassidy, a "godfather" of the modern lobbyist profession tells Roll Call he supports public financing of elections saying the expectation that lobbyists will get involved in the fundraising game for members of Congress had taken a lot of fun out of the job, even as it has introduced even more suspicion about how lobbyists and lawmakers interact.

 

The full article is available only to subscribers, but here's his argument in favor of public financing: