President Barack Obama’s long-promised push to reform the nation’s campaign finance system is stalled.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
For campaign reform advocates, the administration’s second term actions -- or inactions -- have been nothing more than a string of disappointments.
He’s transformed his campaign commmittee into an advocacy group that can accept unlimited donations. And his promise to push for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United court ruling also gone nowhere.
“It’s disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful,” said Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Republican, who ran against Obama in 2008 and has spent years trying to limit the amount of money that pours into federal political campaigns.
The non-action trend extends to the statehouses. Nothing is expected to pass in either Jefferson City or Topeka this year.