Sen. Bob Casey has been getting a flood of calls to his office telling him to vote against the DISCLOSE Act, Congress' rebuttal to the Supreme Court Citizens United decision that seeks to force large organizations that are performing political work to release their donor lists and include disclaimers in advertising.
Nonetheless, Casey told a group of reporters just now that he's supporting the bill -- which is likely to fail in today's vote -- because "special interests" have too much influence on the political scene. Most of the callers, he said, repeat common Republican concerns that the bill curbs free speech.
"But I think the last thing we need right now in American politics is more spending by corporations and special interests," Casey said. "I think they're doing pretty well in the current climate. ... There are not many people in Pennsylvania telling me, 'I wish there was more money for more negative ads.'"
Come on, Sen. Casey, you didn't love the Nancy Pelosi monster?
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