04.02.14

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
 
“This decision is extremely disappointing but not surprising coming from an activist court majority that has previously opened the floodgates of corporate special interest influence in our elections with the Citizens United decision. This is yet another step towards gutting campaign finance reforms and increasing the sway of the powerful and wealthy over our Democratic process. It is far too often the case in Washington that powerful corporate interests, the wealthy, and the well-connected get to write the rules, and now the Supreme Court has given them more power to rule the ballot box by creating an uneven playing field where big money matters more than the voice of ordinary citizens.”