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Taking Aim At SCOTUS Ruling: Grayson Gets Powerful Ally For ‘Save Our Democracy’ Bill

On the Hill

Already fast out of the box with an entire suite of legislation aimed at rolling back this week’s Supreme Court campaign finance decision, a freshman House member has just as quickly picked up important backing for at least one of his measures to put the lid back on money in politics.

In a split 5-4 conservative decision that was breaktaking in its breadth, the high court struck down most of the federal campaign finance apparatus — much of it put into law on a bipartisan basis — designed to limit the power of corporations in American politics.

While senior Democrats from President Obama on down angrily denounced the decision and vowed to develop responses, they haven’t been as forthcoming about just what those solutions might be.

Not freshman Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.). The Orlando-area liberal has proposed six bills designed to reinstate limits on the influence of big business in politics that the court’s five conservative members did away with, some of those limits dating to the administration of President Teddy Roosevelt.

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