St. Petersburg Moves to Cap Super PAC Money, Prevent Foreign Influence
We’ve covered the movement within local governments to begin the pushback against big money, and St. Petersburg, FL is the latest shining example.
The city made a move last week to cap Super PAC money at $5,000 and keep foreign entities from making an impact in our elections.
Elected officials in St. Petersburg made the move despite a legal opinion that the law is likely unconstitutional. The lawmakers stated a belief that they could not sit idly by, and they have already lined up pro bono representation.
John Bonifaz, president of Free Speech for People which is spearheading the effort and is offering the assistance, summarized his effort this way:
“The evidence is there. It’s in our face, how unlimited super PAC money putrefies and compromises elections. We’ve seen the mess in D.C. We’ve seen the mess in Tallahassee. I want to protect our local elections, here, in St. Petersburg.”
More information can be found HERE.
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