Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, giving a Dole Lecture for the University of Kansas’ Dole Institute of Politics, said Monday that “it is way too expensive” to run for office and that he would “support a constitutional amendment to limit the time and amount of money required to campaign.” But Daschle’s amendment might violate the First Amendment’s provision against laws “abridging the freedom of speech.” And incumbents, who are well-served by the status quo, can’t seriously be expected to pass anything to help those who would challenge them. (Not that the status quo work so well for Daschle in 2004, of course.)
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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