Florida mayor-elect seeks to regulate speech to death

A restrictive Florida law regulating “electioneering communication organizations” was enjoined by a federal district judge late last year , but that hasn’t stopped some local officials from trying to find ways to thwart the speech of political opponents.

The incoming mayor of Ft. Lauderdale told The Miami Herald that he’s going to work to regulate speech to death:

“I don’t think we can completely restrict this activity but I do think we can regulate the activity to the point where it becomes unattractive to influence the outcome of elections,” mayor elect Jack Seiler said.

This is yet another example of how campaign finance “reform” often has everything to do with politicians handcuffing their political opponents and almost nothing to do with “good government.”

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