Public Campaign Action Fund and USAction launched a television ad campaign in Kentucky on Friday to highlight Sen. Mitch McConnell’s role in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case before the Supreme Court this week.
The case is a challenge to aggregate contribution limits, the cap on what individuals can give across all federal candidates, party committees, and political action committees (PACs) each election cycle. For 2014, that total is $123,200.
That’s not enough for Sen. McConnell, as Huffington Post reported last week. He wants to get rid of all limits. Through his lawyer, who will be given time to speak during Tuesday’s oral arguments, McConnell will argue that “campaign contribution limits should be eliminated and that candidates should be able to accept unlimited donations.”
Explaining the ad campaign, Public Campaign Action Fund’s David Donnelly told the Lexington Herald-Leader, “We want Mitch McConnell to explain to Kentuckians why he thinks unlimited political contributions from bailed out bankers and Big Oil CEOs makes our democracy better and America stronger.”
Kentuckians started seeing the ad on Friday and it’ll be on the air through the end of the week.