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There is some urgency in its request to open the fund raising gate in Pennsylvania, General Majority contends, so it is asking Caldwell for at least a prompt preliminary injunction to allow it to get its money raising efforts rolling in the state.
The law suit does not give specifics regarding the PAC's political game plan in Pennsylvania.
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by insisting that the state Election Code bars "political committees" from receiving donations from such sources. Such committees make independent expenditures and do not contribute to candidates or coordinate their spending with political party committees. Constitution permits corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts to support or oppose political candidates. Middle District Senior Judge William W. Caldwell for an injunction to clear the way for its fund raising in the state.
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General Majority claims that, if its injunction is granted, it will register with Pennsylvania as a political committee as soon as it raises a threshold $250 in contributions. While operating in the state, it would not contribute to or coordinate its expeditures with any state candidates or political party committees, its lawsuit states.
Just last week, a spectator interrupted a Supreme Court session to protest the Citizens United ruling. "Money is not speech," he said, before being hustled out of the courtroom.
The PAC, which was formerly known as the Fund for Jobs, Growth and Security, claims it won a similar challenge to a New Jersey campaign contribution law last year.
On its web site, General Majority claims it focuses on electing Democratic state legislators and other officials to turn back "anti worker, anti senior and anti family tides."
Yet critics of the Citizens United ruling, which was issued by a divided Supreme Court, cited fears that it would open the door to undue corporate influence and corruption of political campaigns nationwide.
A spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office, which is defending the state officials and the election law targeted by the PAC, declined comment on the suit, saying the case is in its very early stages.
primary goal is to "build middle class economic security," is naming Pennsylvania Secretary of State Carol Aichele, Attorney General Kathleen Kane and other state officials as defendants in the case.
"The longer GMP remains subject to the (fund raising) Prada Sunglasses Men Blue prohibition greater the impact on GMP's ability to engage in independent expenditures to influence Pennsylvania's elections in 2014," the suit states.
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law blocking it from getting corporate and union money
In its suit, General Majority argues that the state's fund raising restrictions "burden and chill" its free speech and free association rights guaranteed under the federal constitution. With the Citizens United ruling, "there can be no question that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting independent expenditures by corporations," the PAC contends.
it the right to solicit money from corporations, associations and labor unions to finance the spread of its anti Republican political message during Pennsylvania's legislative races this year.
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