DISCLOSE Act’s lowest unit rate provision opposed

The Hill reports on broadcasters’ position on The DISCLOSE Act’s lowest unit rate provisions.

When asked if he supported the Democratic response to Citizens United a week and a half ago, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) told The Hill in a brief interview that he had reservations about the campaign finance reform bill because of concerns he had heard about how it might impact the broadcasting industry.

Local television stations are just emerging from the deepest advertising recession felt in 50 years, broadcasters argue, and expanding the lowest unit rate guarantees to federal parties would result in a significant loss in revenue and may subject the legislation to difficult court challenges.

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