DISCLOSE Act and the campaign finance rage virus

Doug Pinkham’s recent Public Affairs Perspective post on the DISCLOSE Act exemplifies a type of considered thoughtfulness that is too often missing in the debate over campaign finance law.  I highly recommend his post.

Before I read it, I was going to post a copy of a big ad that recently ran in The Washington Post.  Considering the ad below (click on it for a bigger version), it kind of makes Pinkham’s point.  As you can see, it features some pretty big names and logos in corporate America.  The ad’s message seems downright benign: both parties should unite behind a bi-partisan solution to a pressing problem.  Are these corporations falling over themselves to jump into hot races across the country with million-dollar ad buys?

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