Can Nixon, Or Voters, Curb Campaign Spending?

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon gave legislators an ultimatum last week: Reinstate a strict limit on campaign contributions. The governor, a Democrat, added, or “I will do everything in my power to get it on the ballot and make sure it passes.” It was the latest chapter in a 20-year tug of war over whether contribution limits help stem political corruption or restrict donors’ free speech rights. The Legislature, which is led by Republicans, has twice repealed the limits. Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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