Congress Tries to Ease Campaign Finance Rules

Monday, 24 May 2010 11:00 AM

 

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The Supreme Court rejected in January longstanding restraints on direct corporate and union spending on political campaigns — but Congress is taking steps to blunt the impact on political parties, according to a report in boston.com.

Some features of the lawmakers' tactics:

• Address the "disproportionate influence" the Supreme Court gave to big corporations by striking down broadcast regulations in the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign reform bill, says U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland..

• One provision would require broadcasters to offer political parties the same low advertising rates they give to candidates.

• Take advantage of language in campaign finance bills that would help parties and their candidates get around restrictions on working together on political campaigns — allowing parties to tap into their deep well of funds to more directly help favored candidates.

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