Dec 10 2003

Statement from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on the Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Campaign Finance Reform

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling upholding campaign finance reform. “I am very pleased with the Supreme Court ruling upholding the campaign finance reform bill signed into law by President Bush. No longer will unlimited soft money be allowed to buy political access and pollute the political system. The days of the ten million dollar soft money checks are over. The big winners are Americans whose voice has been shut out because of the role big money has played in American politics over the past thirty years.” “The ruling reaffirms my belief that money is property, not speech. The practice of attacking political candidates from the shadows without any accountability is over. It will no longer be possible for unlimited money to be spent by unnamed groups shortly before an election for the purpose of destroying someone’s life.” ####