RNC Chair: McCutcheon Ruling A Victory For First Amendment

April 2, 2014 11:01 a.m.

After the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down aggregate limits on campaign contributions, the Republican National Committee praised the decision as a “vindication” for those who seek political transparency.

“Today’s Court decision in McCutcheon v FEC is an important first step toward restoring the voice of candidates and party committees and a vindication for all those who support robust, transparent political discourse,” RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in a Wednesday statement.

“I am proud that the RNC led the way in bringing this case and pleased that the Court agreed that limits on how many candidates or committees a person may support unconstitutionally burden core First Amendment political activities. When free speech is allowed to flourish, our democracy is stronger.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), an opponent of campaign finance regulations, was a party to the case.

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