The recent Supreme court decision on McCutcheon v. FEC maybe only one small step towards completely eliminating almost all federal campaign finance law if the Republican party has their way. On the Hugh Hewitt radio show, Republican National Committee Reince Priebus said he opposes any caps on donations to political parties:
[Reince Priebus]: I don’t think we should have caps at all.
[Hugh Hewitt]: That’s what I wanted to get to, because I don’t, either. I think that contribution limits are unconstitutional, and they have to be revisited. Will you look for an opportunity to put that before the Court as well?
[Reince Priebus]: Absolutely, I would. And I would look to another, and I would look to cases that allow us to raise soft money, and I would look to cases that allow us to raise money for the conventions, and but disclose it all.
Given the Court’s recent opinion it would not be surprising to see the RNC help bring a new broader case on donation limits in the near future.
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