October 4th, 2010
08:55 AM ET

Special interest groups take to airwaves

Mark Preston
CNN Senior Political Editor

(CNN) – The Senate Democratic leadership failed Thursday to muster up enough support for a bill that would have put new restrictions on political television advertising by special interest groups.

The attempt by Senate Democrats to break the Republican filibuster on the "DISCLOSE Act" means that organizations and groups running political TV commercials do not have to disclose who is funding the ads.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that such disclosure was not needed. Even if the Senate approved the measure, it likely would not have affected the midterm elections – and it would have only been enforceable in federal races.

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