The Massachusetts Republican Party had alleged wrongdoing.
State Rep. Carolyn Dykema's campaign committee did not violate state campaign finance laws by accepting corporations' door prize donations for Dykema's anual picnic for area seniors this August, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance says. The state agency ruled after investigating a complaint alleging the Dykema Committee "received corporate contributions from local incorporated businesses when those businesses donated gift certificates and merchandise to be distributed" during that event for seniors in Dykema's district, state campaign finance office Director Michael J. Sullivan told Dykema in a Nov. 20 letter. The Dykema campaign distributed the letter to the media Sunday night. The Massachusetts Republican Party …
The Supreme Court ruled two years ago today that there should be no limitations put on businesses/corporations when it comes to their campaign donations.
- Josh Gray
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Even the Supreme Court is isn't all that decisive when it comes to the issue of campaign finance and business in America. While the 5-4 decision in Citizens United vs. The Federal Election Commission on Jan. 21, 2010 established an unprecedented freedom for businesses, corporations and unions to financially support their candidate of choice, it was an extremely contentious issue at the time and it remains one today, with members of government and special interest groups constantly trying to revise or legislate a new rule of law. According to Wikipedia, the ruling "was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that the First Amendment prohibits government from placing limits on independent spending for political …