Should Political Contributions Be Limited? Large Gifts by Interest Groups Corrupt Candidates and Elections
Alversie Mitchell and Doug Funderburk, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
While the voters around the country sent Washington a clear message for change on Nov. 8, voters in Missouri went a step further by enacting tough new limits on campaign contributions for our state's political candidates. In an unprecedented showing of public support, the campaign-finance package known as Proposition A was approved by a margin of 3 to 1.
Not surprisingly, within a couple of weeks of its adoption, supporters of the status quo ran to the courthouse to overturn the measure. Until the new limits get a full hearing sometime next month, a federal court has temporarily set them aside. As two of the primary sponsors of Proposition A, our organizations intend …
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