Klobuchar Calls for Campaign Finance Transparency

At Netroots Nation yesterday, The UpTake’s Mike McIntee spoke to Senator Amy Klobuchar about corporate money in politics and reforms in Washington that could fight it. Minnesota’s senior senator also addressed corporate donations on behalf of issues — such as the anti-gay marriage campaign — within the state.

Obama To GOP: Stop Undisclosed Corporate Political Ads

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President Obama tells the press that tomorrow’s Senate vote on campaign finance reform is important. The Disclose Act would require a company’s CEO to appear in a political ad identifying that his company paid for it. Corporations are now free to spend on political advertising because of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. The President notes that even foreign countries and companies are now free to influence US elections. He says changing this should be a non-partisan issue.