In the Margaret Chase Smith Essay, Steve Ballard discusses the Maine Code of Election Ethics: its origins, its successes and failures, and how it can be improved. Pioneered by the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, the code is a unique response to a national problem—making representative government work.
Ballard, Steve. "Ethics and the Election of 1996." Maine Policy Review 5.3 (1996) : 4 -5, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol5/iss3/1.