Contact Us

Montana Democrats React Negatively to SCOTUS Decision on Campaign Limits

Montana Flag
Photo courtesy of Jon King

Before the ink had dried on the Supreme Court’s 5 – 4 McCutcheon v. Federal Election decision, Montana democrats came out swinging on what will likely continue to be a hot political topic in 2014.

Governor Bullock Interview:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The decision ruled that overall campaign spending limits on individuals were an unconstitutional and unnecessary limitation on free speech. This means that although a person may still be capped in the amount they give to one political candidate, that amount is not counted towards an overall total when giving to two or more candidates.

“It seems as if the Supreme Court is determined to give total license to the wealthy to use their resources to drown out the voices of working families in our elections,” said Montana Governor Steve Bullock. “It’s disappointing that Court’s majority once again issued a ruling that seeks to turn our elections into auctions. I wish I could say that I’m surprised, but I’m not. This ruling, along with previous rulings from the Supreme Court’s majority, makes it all the more important that we protect our Montana laws that require disclosure and transparency”

Senator Jon Tester also spoke out against the decision saying, “the Supreme Court today allowed big money to continue its manipulation of our democracy. In an era where corporations are people and the wealthiest Americans buy elections, today’s decision further empowers a select few at the expense of the American people. Make no mistake: this decision is a set-back for our freedoms.”

One of the main issues of the Tester reelection campaign was overturning Citizen’s United, another campaign contribution decision by the Supreme Court.



Best of KMMS AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The 1450 Delegation quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The 1450 Delegation contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.