Today, U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley issued the following statement following Senator Dean Heller's vote against the DISCLOSE Act (Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act). The bill would bring transparency to campaign advertising by requiring disclosure of campaign donations in excess of $10,000. The bill treats all political entities equally -- whether they are unions, corporations, business associations or Super PACs.
"By opposing a common sense bill that would bring much needed transparency to political advertising, Senator Dean Heller has once again proven he'll go to any length to protect his special interest backers. While I was proud to co-sponsor and vote for the DISCLOSE Act last Congress, and would do so again if it comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives this Congress, Senator Heller opposed it and put his Wall Street contributors ahead of Nevada's middle-class. I continue to remain deeply committed to the notion that Nevada middle-class families should come first, not Wall Street special interests."