My comment on an article at the WSJ titled, “The ACLU Approves Limits on Speech.”
If there are such limits [on corporate campaign contributions], then congressional earmarks need to count as corporate campaign contributions. Not only that, but if a member of Congress gets to identify himself with a DOE grant or USDA grant in his state or district, e.g. by putting his name on press releases about it, then that needs to count as a corporate campaign contribution as well.
That will help even the playing field between incumbents and uppity upstarts. But even with that, we still need congressional term limits.