The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced that Center for Competitive Politics Chairman Bradley A. Smith is among the recipients of the Bradley Prizes, awarded annually to prominent scholars and leaders.
“Receiving this distinguished honor was possible only because of the support of so many others, including staff and supporters of the Center for Competitive Politics, my colleagues at Capital University and my loving family,” said Smith, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law at Capital University. “Their assistance and encouragement give me the energy to tirelessly advocate for a deregulated marketplace of ideas in American politics.”
Smith and other recipients—Michael Barone of The Washington Examiner, Paul A. Gigot of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and Prof. John B. Taylor of Stanford University—will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.
Founded in 1985, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it. Its programs support limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, cultural activity; and a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions. Recognizing that responsible self-government depends on enlightened citizens and informed public opinion, the Foundation supports scholarly studies and academic achievement.
Founded in 2005, the Center for Competitive Politics promotes and protects First Amendment political rights.