Published Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | 10:42 a.m.
Updated Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | 10:45 a.m.
It was rejected by the Senate this week. But here's what Sharron Angle said to conservative talker Heidi Harris today (audio at right):
Harris: Interesting story, or I should say Op-Ed, in the Washington Post this morning, ‘Where does Sharron Angle, what does Sharron Angle believe about campaign finance?’ The particular writer Greg Sargent said, ‘as best I can determine Angle has made no public statements directly about the DISCLOSE Act, which would place a host of new restrictions on the power of corporate money to influence our elections and force people who fund elections to reveal their roles.’ What do you think about campaign finance regulations?
Angle: Well I think that the Supreme Court has really made their decision on this, they found that we have a First Amendment right across the board that was violated by the McCain-Feingold Act. And that’s what they threw out, was those violations. The McCain-Feingold Act is still in place. The DISCLOSE Act is still in place. It’s just that certain provisions within that they found to be definitely violating the First Amendment. If we didn’t have the DISCLOSE Act there would be a lot of different things that people wouldn’t be able to find out. And certainly you can go to FEC.gov and see where Harry Reid is getting most of his money from special interests.