Court Gives Ted Cruz Big Win

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A federal court gave Sen. Ted Cruz a big win against the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Courts sided with the Texas senator in a case regarding how much money a politician can raise in a post-election period to pay off loans.

The Hill reports:

Cruz challenged a section of election law that says campaigns cannot pay back more than $250,000 in personal loans through post-election donations. Cruz put $260,000 of his own money into his 2018 reelection campaign and sued the FEC in April 2019 as he attempted to pay off his debt.

In a 31-page ruling, a three-judge panel ruled that the repayment cap, instituted in the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, violated Cruz’s free speech rights.

“Because the government has failed to demonstrate that the loan-repayment limit serves an interest in preventing quid pro quo corruption, or that the limit is sufficiently tailored to serve this purpose, the loan repayment limit runs afoul of the First Amendment,” wrote D.C. Court of Appeals judge Neomi Rao, a Trump appointee.

“Today’s unanimous decision was a resounding victory for the First Amendment and free speech.  The existing FEC rules benefited incumbent politicians and the super wealthy and they made it harder for challengers to run, and the court rightly struck them down as unconstitutional,” the spokesperson said.

The move is a blow to advocates for stricter campaign finance laws as they believe wealthy donors will be able to wield more power and influence over politicians.



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SDOFAZ
1 year ago

Thank you Senator Cruz. A kick in the knee to those globalist donors who want to prevent the opposition from their defense against the money guy globalist like Soros. And sadly if the bought politicians win, the globalist are in for access to the nation’s money or in other words the pocket books of all consumers in the nation. Soros and his ilk are in it for the money in payback if their candidates win. And they make back every dime and enough profit to make their dim wit support spending a very good investment. Paid for all those bought votes and the rest. What a racket! And a dim wit vote means money in the pocket of these rich and getting richer globalist.

Stop em in every way Cruz!

Mikey
Mikey
1 year ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

Forget the knee. A kick in another part of their anatomys.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
1 year ago

Senator Cruz is really showing some serious strength, in ALL ways!

L.C Black
L.C Black
1 year ago

Cruz is one of the few politicians I trust. He’s also quite intelligent and still has wisdom. Those two things don’t always go together.

Rick Cook
Rick Cook
1 year ago

Keep cruzin Ted!!

AMERICAN PATRIOT
AMERICAN PATRIOT
1 year ago

GO GET’EM TEDDY – CHAAARGE ! ! !

Djea3
Djea3
1 year ago

EXCELLENT, however it is time that CORPORATIONS and NON-PROFITS alike be barred forever from any political donations and from lobbying TO an elected official Instead WHEN an elected official wants information about a subject they should be allowed to initiate a conversation.
Politicians ONLY answer to pacs and business interests, not to the people themselves. That is the FIRST issue.

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Djea3

I think businesses like the Planned Parenthood who receive money from the government should not be allowed to use it to pay for elections.

Jawad
Jawad
1 year ago

Bully for you, Sen. Cruz! Keep on showing backbone and c.o.j.o.n.e.s! I support The Donald, by the way, but you also would make a fine President! I voted for you the first go-round. You would not cave to BLM (Beware Liberal Mob).

Henry
Henry
1 year ago

My word! A panel of honest judges! Will wonders never cease! Now, if Americans can cancel the hard-over, socialist, Democrat Party, maybe the Republic isn’t lost, after all. Of course, we will have to deport the Biden crime family, the Clinton crime family, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and a few more, but that should come easily afterwards.

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Henry

Please include AOC and the squad.

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

Go TED

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