Jeb Bush Super PAC: We Have Entered the Wild West Era of Campaign Spending

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—July 9, 2015. Note: Today, Right to Rise, the super PAC set up to support the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush, released its latest fundraising numbers. It reported raising more than $103 million between Jan. 6 and June 30.

Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen:

Jeb Bush has truly taken us into the Wild West era of campaign spending, where existing campaign finance rules are to be mocked, ignored and circumvented with a wink and a nod, and where there is no limit on giving – and presumably no limit on what’s being promised to the donors.

We can’t have a functioning democracy where leading presidential candidates operate in this fashion. It is clearer by the day that we need a fundamental overhaul of campaign finance rules, starting with a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and reestablish commonsense rules, so everybody’s voice is heard.