Monday, November 1, 2010

Citizens United: assuring special interests drown out the voices of the people.

In Wis., Feingold feels impact of court ruling:

In decision after decision, a slim majority of the court has cut back major parts of McCain-Feingold and other campaign-spending restrictions. The capstone came in January, with its 5 to 4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that rewrote decades of law and said corporations and unions could spend unlimited amounts to support or oppose candidates.

It's not surprising, Feingold told a small group of supporters recently on the windswept campus of the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, that outside groups are gunning for him. He pointed to a recent piece in Washingtonian magazine that divided the Senate into categories.

'I wasn't fourth, third, second: I was the number one enemy of Washington lobbyists,' he said, adding, 'A Senate seat can't be bought; it has to be earned. We will never let the special interests drown out the voices of the people.'
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