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Received this e-mail today from Senator Kay Hagan (D. NC):
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan talks with Catawba County residents during her "Conversations with Kay" statewide series at Catawba Valley Community College's East Campus on Wednesday..Jeremy Detter/HICKORY DAILY RECORD
I am the number one target of outside spending by special interest groups so far in this election. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, many of the groups spending that money can hide their donors and spend unlimited amounts of cash.

And last week, the Supreme Court issued another decision, in a case called McCutcheon, which made it even easier for even more money to flow into our democratic process.

This is part of a disturbing trend. Step by step, the Supreme Court is making it easier to spend money in elections, but no one is making it easier for the American people to find out who is trying to influence their votes.

With this new decision, it is more important than ever that we shine a huge spotlight into the dark corners of our campaign finance system. Today, I’m joining with my colleagues to call for real reform -- and we need your help. Sign the petition to call for campaign finance reform.

The more money that worms into our election process, the more middle class families get drowned out of the process.

We cannot allow this trend to continue. North Carolinians should know who is paying to run ads in their elections. And the issues that matter to middle class families should not take a back seat to a special interest agenda.

We need real transparency and disclosure. If you agree, join my colleagues and me -- sign the petition to support campaign finance reform.

Thank you.


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Originally posted to pdc on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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