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ABQ Journal: Politics Notebook: Udall aims at Citizens United again

Sen. Tom Udall and his Democratic colleagues are once again aiming to drum up public support for a long-shot proposal to amend the Constitution and overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance.

The controversial ruling, which turned 5 years old Wednesday, gave corporations and unions the ability to spend unlimited amounts on ads and other political tools in support of or opposition to individual candidates. Critics of the ruling contend the special interest influence undermines the democratic political system. Supporters equate it to protecting free speech.