Gentlemen, prepare your wallets.
That Sen. Mitch McConnell's very first plans upon winning back control of the Senate are various plans to make it easier for the super-wealthy to dominate our elections is representative of oh so much
If McConnell gets what he wants, rich donors who hit the $5,200 [per candidate] limit could simply route further donations to candidates by giving to political party committees—which may accept far larger donations and could work directly with the candidates to ensure the money was spent as the donors intended. "The practical effort here is to repeal the limits," Wertheimer says.
McConnell has a broader plan here. Politico recently noted that McConnell is seeking to direct more big money to political parties, as opposed to outside groups such as super-PACs that in theory must remain independent of candidates.
Keep in mind, as we hear about these things in the coming few months: These were the things McConnell started making noise about first
. Of all the issues currently facing America, of all the changes that the Republican Senate wants to make upon regaining control of the institution, carving out further exceptions to the rules that govern who can give money to Mitch McConnell was the most urgent thing on the stack.