Last week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors effort to establish limited campaign finance oversight had its proverbial head cut off. State lawmakers gutted the bill after a rather spectacular bit of politicking, leaving this dragon not completely dead, but with just one head.
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In this weekâ€™s address, the President urged Republican leaders in Congress to end their obstruction of a bipartisan bill that will reduce the influence wielded by corporations and foreign entities. The President vowed to continue the fight for reform and transparency, and said elected officials who benefit from corporate or foreign-funded ads should either defend the ads or join the bipartisan effort to stop them.
â€œI strongly support the DISCLOSE Act, which will dramatically increase transparency and accountability in political spending. Corporations and foreign governments shouldnâ€™t be allowed to issue a blank check to influence the outcome of our elections. Itâ€™s completely inconsistent with our democratic principles.