In the run-up to this week's 2014 midterm elections, we were bombarded with articles about how this was, race-by-race, the most expensive election ever.
An explanation is in order.
At the end of last week the RNC filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission, saying that the limits on individual and group donations are unconstitutional. This would be another big victory for speech advocates if it were to succeed, following the landmark Citizens United decision.
Mitch McConnell comfortably defeated Matt Bevin this week in the Senate GOP nomination primary in Kentucky. The Associated Press put it in an odd way, however, when they wrote about the role of money.
The Supreme Court today handed down their decision in <i>McCutcheon v. FEC</i>, and the 5-4 decision carried by the Court's conservative justices has overturned the aggregate limits on campaign contributions to political candidates.
Remind me who it is again that is all chummy with the big banks…
Once leery about the supposed evils of unlimited campaign cash, liberals are now embracing a larger view of money's role in politics.
The Wisdom of Bastiat, as Revealed by Great Moments in Federal, State, and Local Government | Daniel J. Mitchell