They said it

A member of the campaign finance regulation community made a rather curious comment in a CQ article on the Millionaires’ Amendment.

Alison Smith, co-chairman of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, defended the Millionaires’ Amendment by asserting, "I think the court will make preserving political speech the highest priority. You can’t make a straight-faced argument that scaling back money in political campaigns enhances free speech.”

Perhaps she will soon apply the same logic to her position on spending limits for government-financed elections and also oppose spending limits on free speech grounds. 

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.