Conservative House Opposition to McConnell Rider to Free Party Campaign Money, Explained

Conservative Action Project:

Among the priorities being added as riders to the omnibus spending package is a provision by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would allow party committees to spend an unfettered amount of money in coordination with candidates. The provision would apply to political parties only, setting up a different standard between the parties and other multi-candidate committees. Political contribution is a form of free speech, which is protected by our Constitution and should not be limited. There is no doubt that campaign finance restrictions need reform; however, the McConnell rider provides preferential treatment to the Washington establishment, and subordinates the voices of those who contribute to other multi-candidate organizations. Therefore, the Congress should not include this rider.

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