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The Citizens United decision is the most significant blow to our democracy in recent history. You don’t have to turn on a television during election time to understand our campaigns and elections have been overrun by corporate interests. It’s high time we got our elections back on track. Voters deserve to know about the candidates, but unlimited shadowy super PAC money is out of control.

That’s why I support a Constitutional Amendment to reign things in and set reasonable limits on how much can be raised and spent by candidates and organizations. I also support increased transparency in political spending. We deserve to know the true sponsor of political ads, and I support a law requiring those who pay to influence voters are publicly disclosed. I also believe public companies should report their political activities to shareholders because their investors deserve to know what political ads they’re buying with their money.

As I’ve said many times, I believe the Citizens United decision was the worst in modern history and should be overturned.