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RNC opposes stay on campaign finance ruling allowing elections role
AP ^ | 5/12/03 | SHARON THEIMER

Posted on 05/13/2003 5:52:09 AM PDT by Valin

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:39:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON The Republican National Committee asked a federal court Monday to keep in effect a decision on the new campaign finance law that lets the national party get involved in state and local elections this year. The RNC asked a three-judge panel handling challenges to the law to reject requests by others that it stay that section of its May 2 decision.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cfr; cfrlist; mccainfeingold; silenceamerica

1 posted on 05/13/2003 5:52:09 AM PDT by Valin
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To: Valin
I think this law serves the interests of incumbents in Washington. It should have been called the Incumbents Protection bill. Everything one needs to know is illustrated by a simple fact, Starr is lead council for the RNC. If they wanted to overturn the law they wouldn't have selected Starr. In fact, all the protestations of the RNC avoid the central issue that the law was intended to prevent and that is another Forbes or Perot. I have called it the the anti-third, rich, candidate bill since its inception. Bush senior was burned by Perot and this will keep rich, opinionated populists off the ballot at the last minute and will keep them off the air. What do you think?
2 posted on 05/13/2003 6:49:15 AM PDT by Final Authority
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To: *CFR List; *Silence, America!
3 posted on 05/13/2003 6:57:10 AM PDT by Free the USA (Stooge for the Rich)
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