Jo Mannies blogs about the Supreme Court ruling against some of the McCain-Feingold speech restrictions. The decision was popular with some of her readers, who commented:
Hear, hear. Mannies notes:
Until McCain-Feingold, such ads have had a strong presence on Missouri TV stations. They were a major presence in the 2002 U.S. Senate contest between Democratic incumbent Jean Carnahan and Republican Jim Talent.
In close races like the ones we often see in Missouri, it's as important as ever that people be allowed to air ads about political issues.