Reid and Boehner Slipped in Controversial Party Campaign Finance Measure


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and his staff have been in contact with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) throughout the whole process, despite Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) public proclamation that Democrats were worried about provisions tucked into the bill that would loosen Wall Street regulations and campaign finance laws.

In fact, the deal to jack up donation limits to national party committees was negotiated by top aides to a leading Democrat and Republican: Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Despite Pelosi’s protest, many institutional Democrats are no doubt ecstatic about these proposed campaign finance changes—it will be like the pre-McCain-Feingold era of soft money again, with parties giving extra special access to the most generous party patrons.

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