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For Immediate Release

Scott Swenson 202 736-5713, Dale Eisman, 202 736-5788

ICYMI: McConnell Is Up to His Old Tricks

GOP Leader Pushing Campaign Finance Rider to "Must-Pass" Spending Bill


TO: Selected political and editorial writers

FROM: Dale Eisman, Common Cause

While the rest of us were enjoying our turkey and searching for Black Friday deals last weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was hatching a new plan to give corporations and the super-rich even more clout in our elections.

On our Democracy wire, you can learn more about McConnell's plot to eliminate the caps on how much money political parties can spend in coordination with their candidates and how Common Cause and other advocacy groups are working to stop it.

McConnell hopes to slip this latest bit of malicious mischief into a spending bill that must pass before Congress recesses for the year. It's definitely a story worth pursuing and we'd be delighted to help.

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