Common Cause New York's Report of how soft money is used to get around campaign contribution limits. It reads in part: 'The aim of these laws is to prevent corruption by ensuring that our lawmakers are not beholden to wealthy special interests. This goal is already undermined by the by the fact that these limits are extraordinarily high compared to other states and the federal government. Even the relatively low $5,000 limit for a corporation can be avoided by contributing through numerous legally separate subsidiaries or LLCs. But what is even more shocking about our campaign finance law is the gaping "soft money" loophole that renders the limits that we do have completely meaningless.'
READ: Common Cause New York Report: Hard Facts on Soft Money