Cornyn: Effect of Supreme Court campaign finance ruling ‘overstated’

By David Edwards
Sunday, January 24, 2010 9:57 EDT
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Sen. John Cornyn wants everyone to calm down about a Supreme Court decision that would allow corporation to pour an unlimited amount of cash into campaign advertisements. Cornyn believes the effect of the decision has been “overstated.”

“I think [the impact has] been overstated,” Cornyn told Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

Apparently Cornyn thinks that contribution to campaigns by individual donors is more of a threat than unchecked money from large corporations. “Frankly, there has been an explosion of money in to federal races for public office since, well, in the last ten years since campaign finance reform. It hasn’t done anything to stop the flow of money in,” he said.

“President Obama spent more money in his campaign in 2008 than Senator Kerry and President Bush did in 2004 combined,” Cornyn continued.

“What we need is transparency. We need contemporaneous reporting on the internet. That’s the kind of accountability we need,” concluded Cornyn.

This video is from Fox Fox News Sunday, broadcast Jan. 24, 2010.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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