Campaign finance law

Is Sheldon Adelson a Modern Version of W. Clement Stone?

Posted on 06/29/2012 by | Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsIn striking down major portions of federal campaign finance law  in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates for unlimited “independent” expenditures on behalf of presidential candidates. As long as the groups doing the spending — and the donors that bankroll them — don’t directly coordinate their efforts with the candidates they’re backing, the Court said, the sky’s the limit. The result has been a record-shattering flood of TV and radio commercials, Internet ads, robocalls and other persuasive efforts …