Tester statement on Attorney General Bullock's testimony to the Senate

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock’s testimony to the Senate on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing unlimited corporate spending in elections:

“I’m proud my colleagues got to hear Steve’s smart, common sense insight today.

“As Steve told the Senate, this Supreme Court decision will affect political races in Montana and across the country—at all levels.  Special interests have too much influence already, and this decision only gives them more power.

“Our elections need to be about people, not corporations.  Corporations don’t vote.  People do.”

Bullock was invited to be part of an expert panel testifying to the Senate Rules Committee today on last month’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, in which the Supreme Court overturned the ban on corporate spending in elections.