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campaign-disclosure bill: CEOs have to appear in Campaign ads but not Union Bosses

June 24, 2010 Politisite 0

Corporate CEOs would have to appear in campaign ads they fund, under a political disclosure bill the House just passed by a narrow margin. Democrats, hoping to rein in special-interest spending before November’s midterm elections, pushed the measure, which would impose broad new disclosure rules on political spending. The bill, approved by a 219-206 vote, was opposed by Republicans who cast it as violating free-speech protections and filled with exemptions […]