Campaign Finance Free-for-All in the States?
USA Today notes the significance of the Supreme Court's campaign finance case for governor's races: If the Supreme Court opens the door to ...
USA Today notes the significance of the Supreme Court's campaign finance case for governor's races:
If the Supreme Court opens the door to more corporate money in political campaigns, it could affect laws in nearly two dozen states and a host of governor's races next year, including high-profile contests in Texas and Connecticut, experts say.
Twenty-two states ban corporate spending in state candidate races, and gubernatorial contests are underway in 17 of them.
...In Virginia, one of six states with no contribution limits, business interests spent more than $4 million to aid Republican Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell, according to a USA TODAY analysis of donations larger than $20,000. That's nearly 10 times what companies gave to his Democratic opponent Creigh Deeds and nearly twice what unions gave the Democrat.
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