Daily Media Links 8/1: Public looks down on lobbyists, but OK with firms using them, Romney, GOP high-rollers to meet in Aspen, and more…

Contribution limits The Atlantic: The Only Way to Fix Campaign-Finance Regulation Is to Destroy It  By RON FAUCHEUX Insanity is doing something over and over, but expecting a different result. That pretty well describes campaign finance reform in America. The worse the system gets, the more we regulate it. The more we regulate it, the worse it […]

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Assessing the Potential Effects of Citizens United: Evidence from the States

Critics of the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United argued it would lead to a flood of corporate and union cash that would warp electoral and policy outcomes. In this August 2012 paper, John Coleman and Timothy Werner test these claims by examining various campaign finance laws at the state level from 1977 through […]

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Independent Spending & Incumbency, 2010

Using information obtained from the New York Times, Real Clear Politics, state websites, and the Center for Responsive Politics, we were able examine the amount of independent spending against 2010 House incumbents in order to see if there is a correlation between independent spending and the competitiveness of campaigns. We compared spending against incumbents who […]

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