$1 million campaign donations: Coming soon?

by - September 17, 2013

Progressive groups are warning that the Supreme Court may be on the verge of allowing federal candidates to collect multi-million dollar checks from donors. Speaking to reporters on Monday, attorneys and representatives from the campaign finance watchdog groups Democracy, Public Citizen and Demos all raised the specter of candidates hosting $1 million-a-plate fundraisers in the near future if the Supreme Court strikes down a key provision of campaign finance law. "The court will recreate the system of legalized corruption," said Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21. "It may well open the door to striking down all of the remaining contribution limits and taking us back to the robber-baron era."

$1 million campaign donations: Coming soon? - POLITICO.com

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