Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Real Reason Behind Disclose Act

NRA Director: Real Reason Behind Disclose Act

Democrats’ exclusion of the National Rifle Association from the Disclose Act reining in political spending by corporations shows that the bill is in fact a scheme to aid Democrats in the midterm elections, according to a member of the NRA’s board of directors.

The “cynical” decision by House Democrats “to exempt the NRA from the latest campaign finance regulatory scheme is itself a public disclosure,” board member Cleta Mitchell, a partner in the law firm Foley & Lardner specializing in campaign finance law, wrote in an opinion piece for the Washington Post.

“It reveals the true purpose of the perversely named Disclose Act — namely, to silence congressional critics in the 2010 elections.”

The Disclose Act is a response to a Supreme Court decision that came down in January allowing corporations to sponsor election-related ads. The bill would require corporations, unions and nonprofit groups to disclose their top five donors if they participate in political activity, and to agree to other disclosures related to expenditures before elections. .....

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