Tuesday, April 08, 2008

No opposition to law repealing campaign contribution limits

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch political blog reports a hearing today for Sen. Charlie Shields' bill to remove campaign contribution limits featured no witnesses for or against the proposal, but one legislator, freshman Rep. Michael Frame, D-Eureka, spoke against the repeal:

The representative said removing the limits was a bad idea because lobbyists can tap deep pockets and write big checks but “those back home see themselves as locked out of the process, because they can’t write those checks.”

Frame said constituents “think we’re in a different world. This is why they draw those kinds of conclusions.”

1 comment:

Chad Livengood said...

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Chad Livengood
Capitol Reporter
Springfield News-Leader