Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bond votes against Disclose Act

Senate Republicans, including Kit Bond of Missouri, voted unanimously today to keep the Disclose Act, which would have required those pouring millions into attack advertisements to reveal who they are, from receiving a full vote.

The Democrats, including Sen. Claire McCaskill, fell two votes short of the 60 needed to advance the measure.

As I noted Monday in The Turner Report, is is this sort of tactic which obviously well-heeled special interests used to launch an attack ad against Seventh District Republican Congressional candidate Billy Long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a good day in America when the Senate fails to pass a law infringing upon the first amendment. If that law passed, only the media would have been able to publicly support a candidate. That would have been WRONG, and it is sad that it wasn't unanimously voted down. It is not about disclosure, it is about free speech.