Support a Constitutional Amendment to Limit Campaign Spending? Hillary Clinton Does

Apr 23, 2015

As spending on Congressional and Presidential campaigns continues to grow, politicians are starting to voice support for measures to try and get some of that money out of politics. 

What in a name? Next to nothing. Who's putting money behind the name? That's everything. - Cary Covington

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton voiced her support for a Constitutional amendment to limit campaign spending last week in a speech at Kirkwood Community College, and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has also spoken in favor of taking a hard look at how much money is being spent on elections. 

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Cary Covington, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Iowa, and Rachel Caufield, Associate Professor in Political Science at Drake University.  

Covington says its important for voters to keep an eye on the ever-evolving role of Super PACs, as well as the process behind their ambiguous names.

“What in a name? Next to nothing. Who’s putting money behind the name? That’s everything,” Covington says.