In the News Learn Liberty (IHS): Money in Politics Prof. Brad Smith argues that the real result of campaign finance regulation has been to turn elections into “a specialized game for an elite group of people who know the ropes and can manipulate them to their advantage.” Watch… Independent groups Associated Press: Report: Super PAC, party ad […]
IHS’ Learn Liberty video series released a video featuring Brad Smith yesterday entitled “Money in Politics.” Should we worry when money and politics mix? Common wisdom suggests that large campaign contributions can corrupt politicians and disenfranchise regular voters. However, Prof. Brad Smith argues that the real result of campaign finance regulation has been to turn […]
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Meet the New Legislature, Same as the Old Legislature: A quantitative analysis of the Connecticut Citizens’ Election Program
This report analyzes the effect that Connecticut’s so-called “Clean Elections” program has had on legislator voting behavior. Connecticut first instituted taxpayer-funding for legislative campaigns in 2008. This report studies legislator voting behavior both before and after the 2008 elections to determine how the institution of taxpayer-funded campaigns changed legislator voting behavior. The study finds that […]
Contact: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 Cato Scholar John Samples Joins CCP as Academic Advisor The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) welcomes Cato scholar John Samples as the newest Academic Advisor to the CCP team. Samples, well-known author of books such as The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History and The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform, […]
The Center for Competitive Politics filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, challenging a state ban on “electioneering on election day.” You can access the Motion for Permanent Injunction here.
Calling the law “clearly invalid,” a federal judge in North Dakota today ruled that the state’s 100-year-old ban on election-day campaigning is unconstitutional. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Competitive Politics, a pro-free speech group. The Center represents Gary Emineth, who wishes to post yard signs on his property, […]
The Center for Competitive Politics filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, challenging a state ban on “electioneering on election day.” You can access the Memorandum in Support of Motion for Permanent Injunction here.