Campaign Finance Reform

When it comes to electing our leaders, Americans overwhelmingly believe in “one person, one vote,” yet a 2010 decision by the United States Supreme Court has turned elections into a system that can be bought by the wealthy and well-connected. The Court struck down the limits on independent spending by corporations and special interest groups in campaigns for federal offices that were established by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.  This ruling allows unlimited and anonymous money to be poured into federal elections.   We must restore the people’s trust in our election systems.   

I will always support legislation that brings transparency to our democracy.  This legislation would begin to address the explosion of anonymous spending on federal campaigns by super PACs and other groups.