The Corner

Blaming Citizens United

And the bleat goes on. Notwithstanding the fact that tomorrow’s election would be pivotal in any case, the Washington Post continues to tub thump for the sky-is-falling crowd. Today’s story admits, sort of, that campaign spending in 2010 has more to do with political dynamics than the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, while at the same time adorning its first in a series of articles about the Roberts Court with an interactive map of campaign spending. No wonder people are confused.

No, Sen. Feingold — groups could criticize you before the 2010 ruling. (Remember Wisconsin Right to Life?) No, you wouldn’t have had an easy ride of it had Citizens United gone the other way. I’m sorry, sir. It’s not your seat — it belongs to the people of Wisconsin.

– Allison Hayward is the vice president of policy at the Center for Competitive Politics, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group dedicated to protecting First Amendment political rights.

Allison R. Hayward — Nina Owcharenko is a senior policy analyst for health care at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Health Policy Studies.

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