The Augusta Chronicle: Purely partisan ‘reform’ (In the News)


The other senators listed in the Center for Competitive Politics’ complaint: Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; Al Franken, D-Minn.; and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

“Richard Nixon faced impeachment charges for attempting to use the IRS for political purposes,” said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics. “To varying degrees, each of these senators did exactly this kind of conduct.”

Americans can see plainly what’s going on here. The ham-fisted attempt to “restore integrity in our election system,” as Udall says, is a naked attempt to muzzle the voice of conservatives by restricting their campaign activities.

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