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Hoover man's campaign contribution case heard by Supreme Court

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HOOVER, AL -

The future of political contributions may be affected by a man from our area.

Hoover businessman Shaun McCutcheon is challenging the current limit a person can donate to a politician or a political party. He has taken that challenge all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Records show McCutcheon gave more money than allowed to the Alabama Republican Party last year. But he says the US constitution supports his contribution.

Now, he is the lead plaintiff in a campaign finance challenge.

McCutcheon's case was one of two heard by the US Supreme Court today.

"McCutcheon vs FEC is a very important first amendment free speech case about your right to spend your money on as many candidates as you choose," McCutcheon said.

In his case versus the Federal Elections Commission, records show he gave more than allowed. McCutcheon says he should be allowed to give as much of his money as he wants.

"We're talking about donating directly to candidates and committees through a transparent method. It's all reported," he said.

The case is under review by the US Supreme Court. McCutcheon is hoping it will set a precedent, so that only you can determine how much of your money is spent.

McCutcheon says he expecting the outcome of the ruling around December.

 

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