A Supreme Court decision made Wednesday means individuals can give more money to more political candidates, parties and political action committees.
Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court following the 5-4 ruling Wednesday morning.
Justices decided to keep caps on how much can be given to individual candidates, but struck down how much someone can give in total, meaning they can donate to as many candidates as they want.
“It means more money in politics and that’s the last thing we need right now,” Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., said. “We need voters to feel like their work on campaigns and their vote matters.”
“With or without the decision, we’ll still continue to abide by the limits we have here in the state of Wisconsin,” Gov. Scott Walker said.
Other Wisconsin Democrats in Congress, including Rep. Ron Kind, said they thought the decision reopens the floodgates for more money in politics.
Wisconsin’s current aggregate limit on donations to candidates is $10,000. Some experts say that may get wiped away as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision.