This week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on removing limits to political contributions across the board (keeping the $2,600 limit on direct contributions per candidate for federal elections) may have some effect on Oregon’s federal office seekers, but not necessarily for those seeking election to the state house and senate. There have never been limits on aggregate spending in Oregon. So the net effect of the high court’s ruling is that folks like Sen. Wyden and Congressman Schrader can now go more vigorously shopping for donors who live in other states – New York City and LA areas to be specific.
A run down on all this comes from political reporter Jeff Mapes in the Oregonian. Click here.