Money in Politics on Oregon Public Broadcasting
Listen below to a recording of Bob Edgar talking with host David Miller and Brad Smith, founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, about the impact of Citizens United on our elections.
AIR DATE: Wednesday, February 15th 2012
The injection of millions of dollars of SuperPAC money in the 2012 election cycle has prompted Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley to support a Constitutional Amendment that would allow for the regulating of campaign contributions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United makes it virtually impossible to regulate money in elections, and those on the left say the only option remaining is the amendment route.
Do you support such an amendment? What role do you think financial contributions should play in elections? How — if at all — should contributions be limited?
President of Common Cause
Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics