Los Angeles Times: Spending Bill's Campaign Finance Provision Puts More Money in Politics


"The numbers here are just outrageous," said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center, saying that the law, because of its complexity, will also be a boon to lobbyists and political fundraisers.

"Who do they turn to to help interpret what's going on? They'll turn to the K Street folks," she said, using Washington shorthand for lobbying firms.

She said the bill would probably draw support from politicians in both parties, who are "scared to death" by the rise of nonprofit political groups not under their control.

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