Top Senators Battle On Campaign-finance Restrictions

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June 05, 2014 AT 2:45 PM
In a clash of Senate titans, the nation's two most powerful senators disagreed sharply Tuesday over the growing role of unlimited money in American elections – and a proposed constitutional amendment to curb political spending. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called a proposed amendment giving Congress and the states the power to regulate campaign spending a "dangerous proposal" that would "dramatically weaken one of our most precious freedoms." The measure stands little chance of winning the required support from 67 senators, but Democrats want to keep a spotlight on the issue and the Supreme Court's recent rulings that have opened the spigot for more cash in elections.