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Baldwin gets autographs in campaign-reform bid

Alec Baldwin doesn't just talk politics. He walks it, too - in malls and shopping centers.

The star of "The Edge" and "Ghosts of Mississippi" brought 300 New Yorkers to Springfield, Mass., on Saturday to help a Massachusetts campaign reform initiative.If passed, the so-called Clean Election Law would limit campaign spending, provide public financing of candidates, ban soft money to parties and require full campaign finance disclosure.

Washington should take a hint from the effort, Baldwin said as volunteers collected signatures at supermarkets, malls and shopping centers.

"A snapshot of the situation as it exists in Massachusetts is pretty much a model of what's going on in the country," said Baldwin, president of the Creative Coalition, a nonprofit group of entertainers dedicated to social and political causes.