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PFAW Statement on Jeb Bush’s Citizens United Remarks

Press Release
Layne Amerikaner or Laura Epstein
People For the American Way
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Following reports today that GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush supports overturning Citizens United but wants to allow unlimited contributions to candidates, People For the American Way executive vice president Marge Baker released the following statement:

“The vast majority of Americans oppose the Citizens United decision, including eight in ten Republicans, so it’s understandable that any candidate would want to go on the record opposing it. But replacing unlimited outside spending with unlimited contributions to candidates’ campaigns would not be real reform – not even close. The bottom line, which Bush still seems to miss, is that billionaires and wealthy special interests should not be able to pour unlimited money into our elections, period.”