Ruling clears way for wealthy to spend more on campaigns

Dunn, Jamey
May 2014
Illinois Issues;May2014, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p6
The article discusses the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that stripped away restrictions on campaign donations by wealthy donors to candidates, parties and political action committees. The topics discussed include suing of Federal Elections Commission by Shaun McCutcheon, a Republican businessman, for imposing limits on donations, donation limits after introducing amendment to the law, and need of imposing limits for preventing corruption.


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