Any time that someone who is one of the biggest customers of an office is bankrolling a candidate for that office, Missourians should take it into consideration when they vote."
The lawyers and activists who played a critical role in abolishing limits on contributions to independent groups -- culminating in the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision two years ago -- now hope to persuade Congress to repeal the federal caps on direct contributions to candidates, one of the last vestiges of the post-Watergate reforms.Legal and legislative challenges to contribution limits are already proliferating at the state level and federally. This month, the Republican National Committee asked the Supreme Court to consider its lawsuit challenging limits on the combined amount an individual can give to party committees in each election cycle.
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