The Montana Standard: Tester amendment aims to limit corporate campaign spending

Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says corporations don’t have constitutional rights — an attempt to restrict corporate campaign spending and overturn a landmark 2010 court ruling that expanded such spending.

Tester, in an interview, said his amendment is part of a multi-front effort to restrict corporate and other money that’s flooding American politics, stemming largely from a series of court decisions striking down prior restrictions.

“The real question is, who controls elections?” said Tester, a Democrat. “Should corporations have the same say as people? Elections should be controlled by people and not the corporate money that flows in.”