Voters were approved a measure Tuesday to declare Washington’s support for a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn federal court rulings that have allowed unlimited special interest spending for or against political candidates.

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Voters overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday to declare Washington’s support for a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn federal court rulings that have allowed  unlimited special interest spending for or against political candidates.

Initiative 735, which earned 64 percent of the vote in Tuesday returns, sought a nonbinding resolution to urge — but not require – Washington’s congressional delegation to propose an amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling and similar decisions that largely eliminated government regulation of campaign spending by  corporations, unions and other groups.

The measure is part of a broader campaign to build a groundswell forcing Congress to overturn the rulings. At least 17 other states have approved similar measures.

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