The Washington Post: Fundraising Expansion Slipped Into Spending Deal Could Power Financial Bonzana for Parties
“This backroom deal represents everything Americans detest about Washington and about Congress,” said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center. “Rather than pass legislation to fix the corrupt existing campaign finance system, this Congress that couldn't pass a bill to simply increase transparency for campaign contributions decided to raise the price for its attentions. The price for seat at the table in Washington just went up again and even further out of reach for all but the very richest of Americans. Both parties are complicit this dirty deal that was made based on incumbents' fears of money from outside groups.”
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