One face you won't see at the Democratic debate: Lawrence Lessig

Is the DNC playing preferential politics?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard University law professor with a unique policy agenda that centers on passing one piece of legislation to end the influence of money in Washington, announced his candidacy in September and in a month raised $1 million. Still, Democratic National Committee rules stipulate that candidates must poll above 1 percent in three separate polls to participate in Tuesday's debate, and Lessig missed the mark.

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