Potential Democratic presidential hopeful focused on campaign finance – Washington Post

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), who is among the Democratic senators talked about as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, said much of her questioning of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would focus on his rulings on campaign finance laws.

In an interview last week, she said she was especially interested in Riddle v. Hickenlooper, a Colorado campaign finance law that was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit despite a concurring opinion by Gorsuch in which “he made the case for strict scrutiny standard for campaign contributions,” she said.

“Why it’s important to my people at home, in a state that has long prided itself on honesty in government and strong campaign finance laws — with a lot of transparency in matching funds — is that there is a very good case to be made that this standard that he put forth at a national level would eliminate the remaining campaign finance laws and limitations we have now,” she said. “When I look at all of the things going on in our world, keeping our democracy strong is really an abiding mission for me right now. That’s why I’m so focused on civility, which I think will be important in this hearing.”

Potential Democratic presidential hopeful focused on campaign finance – Washington Post}