LCV Statement on Supreme Court Decision in FEC v. Ted Cruz for Senate

Mika Hyer, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate to strike down limits on repayment of candidate loans by federal political campaigns, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Advocacy Director for Judiciary & Democracy Doug Lindner:

“Today, the Republican-appointed majority on our captured Supreme Court issued a party-line decision in favor of a Republican politician and his re-election campaign. The Court’s decision in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate means more special interest money will find its way into the personal accounts of elected officials and candidates. We are disappointed but not surprised that conservative Justices who routinely expand the corrupting influence of money in politics while dismantling the most basic protections for voting rights have struck down yet another campaign finance law. LCV will continue to support robust campaign finance and voting rights legislation in pursuit of a democracy that works for all people, not just the polluters and other big-money special interests.”

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