Cruz wants no limits on political contributions, which would give the rich a lot more voice and influence than the poor and middle class.
Click here to read the full March 15, 2015 story in the Washington Post, which is quoted in part below.
Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that eliminating limits on how much money voters can give politicians would give people a greater say in the political process.
The Texas Republican, in New Hampshire courting grassroots support ahead of an expected presidential run, equated the flow of money to the First Amendment right to free speech: It is something that allows voices to be heard and candidates to be supported.
“I believe in free speech and the First Amendment, which means everyone here has a right to speak out in politics as effectively as possible,” Cruz said. “To speak out and make your views known, whether that is standing on a street corner on a soap box, whether that is printing out a yard sign, whether that is spending money to run a radio ad or a TV ad, effectively communicating.”
Cruz introduced legislation last year that would eliminate limits on direct political contributions — rendering super PACs pointless because individuals could give directly to candidates.
Cruz recounted having “$35 million in nasty attack ads” leveled against him during his Senate run in Texas, but said his opponents had a constitutional right to run the spots.