The good-government group Common Cause vehemently disagreed with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s assertion on Monday in a radio interview that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case made it impossible for major campaign-finance law changes.
“You need people in office who are going to use their best judgment in office,” Cuomo said on WNYC this morning, “because you’re not going to change the campaign finance system because of Citizens United.”
It’s argument Cuomo has made before, often in the context of creating a statewide public financing system for elections.
Common Cause Executive Director Susan Lerner, however, said the decision in the case shouldn’t hinder campaign-law changes.