Kay Hagan Has No Problem With Outside Money For Herself

As Noah Rothman notes, she gets scolded by…PBS!

Here is a transcript of the exchange via Real Clear Politics:

SEN. KAY HAGAN (D-NC): North Carolina is this purple state, but I feel very good about where we are. I do think that this out of state money is something that I’m very disappointed in. But it is because of the Supreme Court –

GWEN IFILL, PBS: But you’ve benefited from it as well?

HAGAN: You know, I think no matter who gives money it should be disclosed and I think it should be transparent. I’ve got legislation in the Senate that would do just that. Thom Tillis doesn’t support that. We’ve got to let the American public know who is putting this money forward. If you think about it, you’ve got a handful of the wealthiest people in this country that are dictating what 350 million hear and see on TV and that’s wrong. To me, that’s not democracy.

IFILL: But as long as that money is coming from people who support you it’s okay?

HAGAN: You know, I certainly wish that we could have disclosed where people — where no matter who gives money the public knows and follows that. That’s why I support this bill.

Noah goes on to note

Hagan failed to elaborate on her proposal to limit the amount of money an individual can donate to political candidates or causes. Her proposal would require amending the Constitution and rewriting the First Amendment, which the Supreme Court determined protects free expression that can be construed as contributing money to political causes. Ifill chose not to press that little issue either.

He also tells us about all the outside money flowing to Dems. Hypocrites!

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2 Responses to “Kay Hagan Has No Problem With Outside Money For Herself”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Hypocritical Democrats that play by the rules! lol

    Just like all those conservatives who complain about government spending but suckle the teat of Social Security and Medicare!

  2. jl says:

    J, you mean the Social Security and Medicare that we have taxes taken out of our paychecks every week for? I thought so.

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