Big Money in Politics or Business as Usual?

CCP President David Keating took part in a discussion of money in politics on a California NPR-affiliated radio show (KCRW) Tuesday. Visit the site to hear an audio recording of the program. With billions of dollars flowing more freely than ever before into the nation’s political process, has the US reached the point where money is […]

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Daily Media Links 7/19: Obama warns donors he will be ‘outspent’ by Romney campaign, and more…

In the News SF Chronicle: Dems’ Disclose Act would stifle speech  Debra J. Saunders David Keating, president for the Center for Competitive Politics, believes that the reporting requirements are onerous. As he sees it, the Whitehouse bill means: “If you want to say anything about the government, you have to register with the Federal Election […]

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Daily Media Links 7/18: Republican Leaders, Super-PACs Shape North Carolina House Runoff, The People’s Testimony, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: Faux Campaign Finance Reform  By Jason L. Riley The political theater in the U.S. Senate Monday was worthy of an Obie Award, as Democrats once again tried—and once again failed—to pass a bill designed to silence their opponents.   Read more… Mother Jones: Republicans to Secret Donors: We’ve Got […]

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Daily Media Links 7/17: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate, Not So Full Disclosure, and more…

In the News Politico: DISCLOSE Act fails again in Senate By TARINI PARTI “There are plenty of ads that are lobbying related,” Keating said. “You would have to go through all the red tape for those. It’s being billed as an election disclosure bill, but it covers way more than that.”     Read more… Washington […]

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DISCLOSE Act’s Defeat a Victory for Free Speech

CONTACT: Joe Trotter, Media Manager, Center for Competitive Politics, 210.352.0055 Reacting to the defeat of the DISCLOSE Act, David Keating, President of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) issued this statement: “It’s no surprise that a bill with partisan aims was defeated by a partisan vote.  The bill was an assault on our First Amendment rights […]

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Legislative Brief — S. 3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012

This Legislative Brief analyzes S. 3369, the DISCLOSE (“Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections”) Act of 2012, with a focus on four key flaws of the legislation. Despite concerted attempted by Democrats to push previous versions of the DISCLOSE Act through Congress in past legislative sessions, it has yet to pass. […]

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In the News: National Review: DISCLOSE Is a SHAM

DISCLOSE Is a SHAM By Bradley A. Smith It’s an election year, and incumbents are nervous. And so, in a classic sign of political weakness, Senate Democrats have scheduled a vote on legislation that would manipulate campaign-finance laws to silence their opponents. Their weapon is the “DISCLOSE Act,” a gimmicky acronym for “Democracy Is Served […]

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Daily Media Links 7/16: Mitch McConnell dead wrong on DISCLOSE Act, NRA Threatens Senators Who Support Campaign Finance Disclosure, and more…

In the News NRO: Disclose Is a SHAM By Brad Smith It’s an election year, and incumbents are nervous. And so, in a classic sign of political weakness, Senate Democrats have scheduled a vote on legislation that would manipulate campaign-finance laws to silence their opponents.   Read more… Independent groups NY Times: How to Get Our […]

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In the News: National Review: McConnell Stands for Free Speech

McConnell Stands for Free Speech By Bradley A. Smith Perhaps the biggest problem with giving the government power to regulate political speech — “campaign-finance reform” — is that that power has been routinely used to try to silence political opposition. Over the past seven years, many such regulations have been struck down, on First Amendment […]

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Daily Media Links 7/13: Super-PACs: Little From Corporations, Son of liberal financier George Soros launches anti-super PAC super PAC, and more…

Independent groups Bloomberg: Super-PACs: Little From Corporations By Mark Silva A Bloomberg Government study finds that corporate money has largely stayed out of the 2012 election cycle so far, including the Republican presidential nominating process. Corporations contributed only 7.6 percent of the donations to super-PACs between December 2011 and March 2012.  Read more… Washington Post: Son […]

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