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Politix: Why Do Incumbents Fear More Speech?

It is happening again. Powerful incumbent politicians fear electoral defeat and they are blaming free speech for it. New York Senator Chuck Schumer is quoted in a recent New York Times article saying, “Reform of the ‘super PAC’ problem is a major issue for Democrats in the next Congress.” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said if Democrats regain the House, “We would pass a DISCLOSE Act… Amend the Constitution to overturn ‘Citizens United.'” We are headed towards the proverbial fiscal cliff and Schumer and Pelosi want to focus on chilling free speech in the next Congress?

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