Daily Signal: Campaign Finance Measure Opposed by Conservatives Kept Out of Spending Deal (In the News)

Melissa Quinn

“It was strongly pro-First Amendment, and so we’d like to see more free speech, and the campaign finance law provided for it,” he said in an interview with The Daily Signal of McConnell’s measure. Keating continued:

“I’m optimistic that it’s going to pass in the near future. To my mind, it’s not a matter of if, but when it will. … [Super-PACs] are putting a lot of pressure on the political parties because they’re not allowed to speak as independent groups. Members of Congress can do something about that by changing the law. I think it’ll happen; it’s just a question of when.”

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published earlier this month, Keating and Smith criticized the Freedom Caucus for its opposition to the measure and said the lawmakers in the group were objecting to “political free speech.”

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