Campaign finance law opponents told a federal court that new limits on donations and election activity violate the guarantee of free speech and would have a devastating effect on the national political parties. "The only reasonable conclusion to be reached is that Congress does indeed in this law regulate state elections," said Kenneth Starr, representing Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other opponents of the law. "It intrudes into state and local parties` ability to be active." Mr. McConnell and dozens of groups including the National Rifle Association, AFL-CIO, American Civil Liberties Union, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others contend the restrictions violate free-speech and other rights.
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