Supreme Court Decision to Ease Campaign-Finance Rules Reinvigorates Foes

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In the aftermath of the McCutcheon v. the Federal Election Commission decision, the April ruling in which the U.S. Supreme Court further lifted limits on large donations to political candidates, grant makers are ready to work harder to change how political campaigns are financed.

Some grant-making officials estimate that foundations have spent around a quarter-billion dollars over the last 20 years on efforts to decrease the role of money in campaigns.

In 2010, when the court