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Blunt: SCOTUS decision on campaign finance no big deal

04/02/2014 10:37 AM

04/02/2014 10:51 AM

In a conference call with Missouri reporters Wednesday, Sen. Roy Blunt R-Mo. said he didn’t think the Supreme Court’s decision

on campaign finance would have much impact on campaigns.

In a 5-4 ruling,

the Court said aggregate limits

on what an individual can give to candidates and parties are unconstitutional. The limit on giving to a specific campaign remains, but a donor can give to numerous candidates without an overall limit.

“I assume it will have some impact, but not a lot of impact,” Blunt said. He said wealthy donors might “cringe” because they no longer can claim they’ve hit the ceiling when candidates ask for help.

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