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RNC to Take Fundraising Case to Supreme Court

Friday, 26 Mar 2010 05:48 PM

The Republican National Committee says it will take a dispute over the kind of money it can raise to the Supreme Court.

The RNC plans to ask the court to overturn a ruling Friday rejecting its bid to raise unlimited donations.

A three-judge federal court panel in Washington said it lacked the authority to overturn a 2003 Supreme Court ruling upholding a ban on the raising of "soft" money — unlimited donations from corporations, unions and others — by the national parties. The ban is a cornerstone of the so-called McCain-Feingold law.

The RNC argues it should be able to raise soft money for state races and other activities it says have nothing to do with federal elections. The Federal Election Commission says the ban should stand.

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