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RIP: Granny D


We lost an awesome old woman this week:
Doris "Granny D" Haddock, one of the leading fighters for campaign finance reform in the United States, died on Tuesday at the age of 100. In 1999, just shy of her ninetieth birthday, Granny D walked 3,200 miles across the country to promote campaign finance reform. She is widely credited for galvanizing the public support that helped pass the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act in 2002.
She really walked the walk (and we said so in our Transportation issue). She's also credited with these wise words: "When you fully dedicate yourself to a good mission, the floodgates of heaven open up for you." If there is a heaven, she's almost certainly there.