Contributions to candidates, not parties.

04/12/2014 10:04 AM

04/14/2014 9:27 AM

Re "McCutcheon ruling will not open floodgates" (Another View, April 9): I take exception to the idea of stipulating that political contributions only be given to a political party versus specific candidates. This would lead to a party establishment only supporting candidates of which they personally approve, to the detriment to grassroots-supported candidates who may be at odds with the establishment leadership.

The current struggle between GOP establishment leadership with Tea Party-supported candidates comes most readily to mind. It's far better to allow donors to contribute directly to the candidates of their choice. It's called freedom of choice, after all.

-- Michael Miro, El Dorado Hills

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