Paul Spencer, Democratic candidate for Arkansas’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement regarding his campaign’s final primary advertisement on campaign finance reform.
Candidate Spencer provided the following statement:
“Ever since the Supreme Court handed down the Citizens United decision and I jumped into political activism, I have fought to rid our political system of the obscene influence of huge amounts of money from big donors, corporations, and PACs. When special interests can drown out the voices of regular people, our democracy is clearly not working, and we must commit to real campaign finance reform if we ever want meaningful progress on healthcare, tax policy, and every other major political issue. Ever since we kicked this campaign off in July, my campaign has rejected all PAC and special interest money, while other candidates in this race who claim to support campaign finance reform continue to work within our nation's corrupt system, relying on donations from out-of-state PACs run by party bosses. Our newest video, “A Campaign Finance System for Working People” lays out this broken democratic process and the effects it is having on our nation.