A Kansas City court was scheduled to hear oral arguments today in the case between Missouri Roundtable for Life, which supports campaign contribution limits, and Libertarian interests, headed up by Rex Sinquefield.
Back in April, the anti-abortion group Missouri Roundtable for Life announced that it would work to place limits on campaign contributions to candidates for state and judicial offices on the ballot in November 2014. “Unlimited campaign contributions are corrupting politicians and creating the appearance of corruption in Jefferson City,” the organization’s president, Fred Sauer, said in a statement announcing the effort. The group wants to limit individual contributions to $2,600 for individuals and $25,000 for political parties per election cycle.
Sinquefield’s group has challenged the constitutionality of campaign finance limits. The longer Missouri Roundtable has to spend in court fighting over language, the less time it has to gather signatures. It will take more than 217,000 valid signatures from six of the state’s eight congressional districts to get the measure on the ballot in November.