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Begich Critical of Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Financing

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released this statement following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today allowing corporations to spend freely to support or oppose candidates for Congress or President:

"Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign financing is a shameful step backward toward big money special interests exercising too much influence over American political campaigns. The campaign finance provisions struck down by the Court were the result of years of careful, bipartisan compromise.

"Alaska followed suit in passing some of the strictest state campaign finance laws in the nation. Alaskans want strict accountability on who gives to candidates for public office, we demand full disclosure and we strictly limit the amount that can be donated by individuals only.

"I'll work with Senate colleagues to keep big special interest money out of our national politics."

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