Roe unsure about net effect of court decision to overturn campaign contribution restrictions

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 @ 10:47AM

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe isn’t sure whether Democrats or Republicans will gain an edge from a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning limits on how much individuals can contribute overall to federal candidates, parties and political action committees during a two-year period.

“There’s just as many wealthy Democratic donors as there are Republican donors,” Roe, R-Tenn., insisted in a conference call with reporters “For every Koch brothers (who support Republicans) there is (George) Soros (who supports Democrats) and other groups. I don’t know that the decision favors anybody.”

Before the high court decision, the aggregate limit stood at $123,200 — no more than $48,600 to all candidates and $74,600 to all PACs and parties.

Read more: Roe unsure about net effect of court decision to overturn campaign contribution restrictions | Kingsport Times-News http://www.timesnews.net/article/9075340/roe-unsure-about-net-effect-of-court-decision-to-overturn-campaign-contribution-restrictions#ixzz32MU5rlst

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