U.S. Supreme Court to consider Senator Cruz's campaign finance challenge
Campaign finance watchdogs have said the practice at issue in the case increases donor expectation for official favors. "What should concern all voters here is the simple fact that funds raised after the date of an election are not the same as typical campaign funds - they come with a much higher risk for corruption," said Paul Smith, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center. "These funds can functionally serve as a personal gift to the candidate from sources that voters might disapprove of or a donor with a more apparent quid pro quo," Smith added.
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