The Next GOP Roadblock

Democrats had hoped to roll out campaign-finance reform legislation with bipartisan support last week, but the until recently absence of Republican co-sponsors has set back their timetable. The Hill reports that the Democrats' plan to counteract the Supreme Court’s decision that allows corporations to spend endlessly on elections by July 4—in time for the November elections—is endangered after Scott Brown rejected Democratic overtures. Republicans point out that the main Democratic sponsors—Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Senator Chuck Schumer—are the chairmen of the Democratic campaign committees, and therefore the whole agenda is politically motivated.