Sunday, June 19, 2011

Al Franken: "Democrats Shouldn't Swear Off Super PACs In 2012 Election"

Amanda Terkel (HuffPo):
Franken said that even if the Democrats in Congress had managed to pass the DISCLOSE Act -- their legislative response to Citizens United -- the party would still probably need to create Super PACs and other outside groups since Republicans would be doing the same. He was also pessimistic about the chances of passing strong campaign finance reform, arguing that Democrats would essentially have to control the White House, House and have a 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. MORE...

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