Politics & Government

June 26, 2008

Supreme Court ruling gives McConnell some vindication

Sen. Mitch McConnell, whose strident opposition to campaign finance reform legislation helped move the McCain-Feingold bill before the Supreme Court, praised Thursday's court ruling striking down a provision that benefits the opponents of wealthy political candidates. Dubbed the "millionaire's amendment," the provision struck down Thursday was billed as a way to level the campaign-funding playing field. It didn't restrict how much money the wealthy candidate could spend. But by 5-4, the court ruled that Congress went too far when it loosened fundraising restraints for politicians facing millionaires who invest in their own campaigns.

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