Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Democratic Candidate Corporate Donations
Corporate donations have emerged as a new litmus test for Democratic candidates. In ads, stump speeches and debates, scores of politicians are pledging to reject corporate PAC donations. But the pledge may be more symbolic than financial.
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“It’s a smart political move,” says Trevor Potter, a former Republican chairman of the Federal Election Commission who has criticized the Citizens United ruling. “You’re not giving up much by forswearing PAC contributions and you are able to make the political point that you are opposed to the Washington influence buying system.”
Mr. Potter also leads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Corporate Donations Are New Test for Democratic Candidates” by Lisa Lerer for Associated Press.