The Odor of DISCLOSE

Okay, I’ll say it: this is just getting sophomoric. But let me tell you why… Because Pelosi and Co. (read: supporters of DISCLOSE) are attempting to pass serious legislation by becoming part of a comedy act. This, in itself, isn’t so bad. Plenty of biting social commentary and radical change has been the result of [...]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Meet the Parents of the Super PACs

Meet the Parents of the Super PACs By David Keating and Edward Crane If you are looking for the villains who created the so-called Super PACs, look no further. We are the guilty parties. We are two of the winning plaintiffs in SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, which was decided by the U.S. Circuit Court [...]

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CCP Releases Statement on “New” DISCLOSE Act

DATELINE: Friday, February 10, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) learned yesterday of the decision to release a new version of the DISCLOSE Act and were disheartened to learn that the newest iteration was focused on attacking super PACs [...]

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Hayward Discusses Citizens United with UW Federalist Society

CCP Vice President of Policy Allison Hayward talked to the University of Wisconsin Law School Federalist Society on Wednesday about impact of Citizens United on campaign finance law. According to Allison (courtesy of the Badger Herald, Citizens United debate shows divide among finance experts): “I think it was correct because it’s not a radical departure [...]

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In Defense of Millionaires

In 1996, Bob Dole won the Iowa caucuses and the South Carolina primary, ending the race for the Republican nomination. Dole’s candidacy was backed by Establishment figures, Establishment money, and was the best organized and best staffed. While Dole’s campaign inspired little ardor outside of mistaken pineapple enthusiasts, it more than made up for this [...]

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Center for Competitive Politics Names David Keating as its New President

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961   Center for Competitive Politics Names David Keating as its New President   ALEXANDRIA, VA (Feb. 6, 2012). — The Center for Competitive Politics, the nation’s only-organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights, is pleased to welcome David Keating, former Executive Director of [...]

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Allison Hayward on Blumen v. FEC

CCP Vice President of Policy Allison Hayward talked with the Federalist Society about the recent Blumen v. FEC decision: On January 9, 2012, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Blumen v. FEC.  The question in this case was whether a federal statute that prohibits foreign nationals, who in this case were present in the [...]

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Damn those outside groups!

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A Response to “Colbert v. the Court”

This post is in response to Slate Columnist Dahlia Lithwick’s column ‘Colbert v. the Court’ In a recent article in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick argues that the Supreme Court (and hence, advocates of freedom) are losing the PR battle over the wisdom of Citizens United. In fact, she argues, the Supreme Court “never had a chance.” Link to [...]

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Will Stephen Colbert Tell Obama His Super PAC is Laundering Money?

The Weekly Standard asks a very interesting question in a post that appeared yesterday regarding Stephen Colbert’s assertion that Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, a 501c(4) group, was “laundering money” by funneling what they raised to related super PAC American Crossroads. Unfortunately, as the piece makes clear, Colbert was wrong about that relationship and had to [...]

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