TROTTER: Obama and campaign finances - Washington Times

by - March 21, 2013

TROTTER: Obama and campaign finances - Washington Times:

‘This presents a problem. For many years, Mr. Obama publicly lambasted the influence of money in politics. In particular, his most vicious attacks were reserved for non-profit organizations designated as 501(c)4 groups.

Naturally, groups supporting further campaign finance regulation were thrilled to find an ally in the president of the United States. After suffering a devastating blow to their cause in the form of the Citizens United decision, proponents of expanded campaign finance laws viewed Mr. Obama’s admonition of the Supreme Court in the 2010 State of the Union Speech as a rallying cry.’

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