Should Congress act to limit campaign spending?

Posted Oct. 18, 2010, at 2:23 p.m.

This election season is the first since the Supreme Court’s landmark Citzens United vs. FEC ruling which allows unlimited corporate spending on political advertising.

In addition, national political action committees, or PACs, are spending at unprecedented levels in local elections, such as in Maine’s gubernatorial contest. Is it time for Congress to again tackle campaign finance reform? What should be the limitations? How can the influence of money be reduced in elections? Should taxpayers pick up the tab for “clean”

congressional candidates, the way the system works in Maine for legislative candidates?

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