Sen. Sessions: Lessen Donor Influence, But Don’t Limit Contributions

At the Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) struck a populist tone with remarks chiding the GOP for its focus on big money donors. Tying in immigration and trade as drivers of worsening economic conditions for working Americans, Sessions said the party should remember who its constituents are — average, working and middle class voters. He emphatically declared, “Votes trump money!”

However, when I asked Sessions what he would do to lessen the influence of donors, whether he would support contribution limits, the senator demurred…

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