NORWALK - Political experts in Connecticut say the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that allows corporations to spend freely to support political candidates during elections will impact local elections.

Dr. Gary Rose, of Sacred Heart University, thinks the ruling will open the floodgates for campaign ads. Rose says people rely on television ads for information and the corporation-backed ads may sway their votes.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal released a statement against the Thursday decision, saying "It rips apart restraints against powerful, money-rich corporations that will overpower, overwhelm and undermine the people's voice."

Rose believes the ruling will affect the 4th and 5th Congressional district races in Connecticut.