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Romney: Throw Out and Rewrite Campaign Finance Laws



GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday called the law regulating the relationships between campaigns and Super PACs "a very strange, awkward and inappropriate piece of legislation" and said campaign finance laws need to be rethought.

At an event in Livonia, Mich., a reporter asked Romney about the fact that, as the New York Times reported over the weekend, the Romney campaign and a Super PAC supporting him use some of the same consultants.

"My question is not if you're following the letter of the law, because I know that you've said that you are, but do you think that that squares with the intent of the law governing Super PACs, that there's not more separation between those entities?" the reporter asked.

Romney's response:

"I think we've been very careful to make sure we're following the law as well as the intent of the law. I also think that the law itself is a very strange, awkward and inappropriate piece of legislation. I think this idea that people are limited in giving to a campaign and that they're unlimited in giving to a Super PAC and that, therefore, the campaign can't guide the very advertisement that's affecting its future makes no sense at all. I think our campaign finance laws ought to be thrown out and rewritten to remove this extraordinary anomaly."

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