Campaign finance controversies have been with us a very long time. Teddy Roosevelt in 1906 said, “Let individuals contribute (to campaigns) as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly.”

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and special interest groups are people and can contribute their wealth anonymously to Super PACs, which concentrate their vast financial resources on a single target like a kid following an ant with a magnifying glass on a sunny day.

More out-of-state money has been spent attacking Angus King in this election than in any other in Maine history, and still he’s running a clean campaign. King opposes the Citizens United ruling; Charlie Summers supports it. On Nov. 6, tell Summers and the unaccountable Super PACs they’ve wasted their money. King and Roosevelt are right on the money.

Sean Wilkinson

Augusta

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