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How’s this for a sneaky way for a big money special interest group to influence an election?
Citizens United, the organization at the center of the infamous 2010 Supreme Court decision, has produced a 30-minute “documentary” on Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe which it’s licensed to air on three broadcast stations in Virginia starting this month.
The film is nothing more than smear propaganda, tantamount to a half-hour campaign ad for the Republican in the race, ultra-right-wing Ken Cuccinelli … and one more example of the dangerous proliferation of unlimited outside spending to influence elections.
Worst of all, even if they wanted to, Virginia lawmakers are powerless to restrict this kind of disguised, sneaky political ad campaign because of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC — a decision that bears the very name of the right-wing front group in question here.
For this reason and many more, we MUST amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and the other court decisions that have removed all restraints from special interest spending to influence elections.
Help us get the money out and restore government by the People.