Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Star editorial: Poor excuse for campaign finance reform

In an editorial today, the Kansas City Star says what any intelligent Missourian can clearly see: The campaign finance reform bill just passed by the General Assembly and awaiting Governor Matt Blunt's signature, has nothing whatsoever to do with reform.
"Big money soon will be influencing candidates in amounts that aren't allowed in most states," the editorial says. "A new law will make it virtually impossible to control the spending on state and local political campaigns by wealthy individual contributors and political action committees."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't help but think that the ethics issue will be the strongest campaign argument the Missouri Democrats have against the Republicans currently in control of the legislature. I suspect there will be a lot more said (and written) about the new game in the legislature where one house or senate member hires another member and compensates them with campaign cash for being "political consultants". PAC money is eventually funneled into legislators personal back accounts.