Newsletter: Scott Peters, helped and hindered by Citizens United, decries its impact
Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, speaks at a news conference in Clairemont on Jan. 21, 2016. (Megan Wood/inewsource)

Newsletter: Scott Peters, helped and hindered by Citizens United, decries its impact

by Joe Yerardi | inewsource

At a Clairemont Mesa community park Congressman Scott Peters marked the sixth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling by speaking plainly about the deleterious effects it’s had on politics.

“There’s way too much attention on this big money, secret money and raising money for this government to work very well,” Peters said, flanked by a handful of UC San Diego students.

It’s something Peters should know well as the post-Citizens United rules of campaign finance played a key role in both lubricating and obstructing his last campaign for office.

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