Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Groups seek to overturn Wyo. campaign finance law (In the News)

By Trevor Brown

The Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based group that advocates for free political speech, recently made this point in a letter sent to Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials.

“To ensure compliance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Wyoming should repeal its law as soon as possible,” the letter states. “Until the law is repealed or otherwise amended in order to comply with the court’s ruling, we urge the attorney general and other state officials who have responsibility to enforce the state’s campaign finance laws to immediately announce that this law will no longer be enforced.”

The U.S. Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision struck down the law that limited citizens to donating a combined total of $46,200 to federal candidates and $70,800 to federal political action committees and political party committees during a two-year period.

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David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, said Wyoming’s law is in danger because it is “essentially identical” to the federal law that was determined to be unconstitutional.

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