Bullock Statement Regarding Ruling on Montana’s Campaign Contribution Limits
The following statement is attributable to Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock, regarding the order of U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell, who on Wednesday ordered that Montana’s campaign contribution limits for individuals and political action committees are unconstitutional.
“This is a destructive ruling for Montana’s citizen democracy, and disturbing for those of us who believe that democracy is not for sale and politics is about values and issues, not money.
In declaring our campaign contribution limits unconstitutional, a federal judge has effectively put Montana’s elections up for auction to the highest bidder. My office will aggressively pursue all legal remedies available to overturn this decision, including filing an emergency stay before the U.S. 9th Circuit of Appeals —the court which upheld Montana’s contribution limits just a decade ago.”