Daily Media Links 11/20: Admissibility of campaign contributions at issue in appeal by ex-Abramoff associate Ring, Judicial Elections, Unhinged, and more…

CCP Changing the Debate  By Joe Trotter Instead, the talks focused more on how potential voters were desensitized by media saturation, and how mobilizing voters is significantly more important in winning than running flashy TV advertisements on the six o’clock news. Read more… “More competition, more voices”  By Sarah Lee PBS’ “Need To Know” offered […]

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Daily Media Links 11/19: How the FEC can stop the tidal wave of secret political cash, Beware the Smart Campaign, and more…

In the News PBS: Need to Know, November 16, 2012  Panelists include Monica Youn, David Keating, Richard Brookhiser and Scott Murphy.   Read more… Independent groups Washington Post: Awash in cash (cont’d)  Editorial THE 2012 ELECTION featured, as always, a record amount of spending. It featured, as always but in a far bigger increment than the usual […]

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“More competition, more voices”

PBS’ “Need To Know” offered on Friday a good attempt at a fair and balanced discussion of money in politics in the first presidential election since the 2010 Citizens United ruling. CCP President David Keating is joined by National Review’s Richard Brookiser in arguing that money is a necessary part of speech in elections and […]

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Changing the Debate

Three weeks ago, the debate raging in campaign finance community was whether or not rich citizens and corporations would buy elections.  Largely missing from this debate was the acknowledgement that elections are won by obtaining the greatest number of votes. By Friday’s GW Law Review Symposium titled: “Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law […]

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Daily Media Links 11/16: Campaign Finance Events Friday 11/16, Targeting the ‘Lobbyist’ Next Door, and more…

CCP Campaign Finance Events Friday 11/16  By Joe Trotter There are two events tomorrow in the DC area on campaign finance.  The first event is the GW law review symposium, titled: “Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law of Governing Our Democratic Process” (link here), features  CCP founder and Chairman Brad Smith at the […]

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Campaign Finance Events Friday 11/16

There are two events tomorrow in the DC area on campaign finance.  The first event is the GW law review symposium, titled: “Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law of Governing Our Democratic Process” (link here), features  CCP founder and Chairman Brad Smith at the 1:45pm panel and former CCP VP of Policy Allison […]

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Daily Media Links 11/15: Super PACs Have Options, Bipartisan Group Pitches Overhaul of Political Money System, and more…

CCP Super PACs Have Options  By Sarah Lee Now that everyone’s favorite “Americeptional” individual has shut down his super PAC (not, obviously, because super PACs failed to morph transformer-style into the behemoths of corruption campaign finance reformers were simply CERTAIN they would become), people are beginning to wonder: what’s next for super PACs?   Read […]

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Super PACs Have Options

Now that everyone’s favorite “Americeptional” individual has shut down his super PAC (not, obviously, because super PACs failed to morph transformer-style into the behemoths of corruption campaign finance reformers were simply CERTAIN they would become), people are beginning to wonder: what’s next for super PACs? Seems like one of the more popular ideas is the […]

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Daily Media Links 11/14: 2012 Debunked Campaign Finance Fallacies, Super PACs Make Move to Lobbying, and more…

Independent groups Roll Call: Super PACs Make Move to Lobbying   By Eliza Newlin Carney  High-dollar super PACs and advocacy groups failed to score big wins in the recent elections, but they may have better luck with their next act: lobbying Capitol Hill. From anti-tax activists to environmental organizers, special interest players are pivoting to the […]

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Daily Media Links 11/13: Plum K St. Jobs Scarce in Post-Election Market, Romney earned zero votes in some urban precincts, and more…

In the News Roll Call: Does Mitch McConnell Have a Conflict of Interests?   By Meredith Shiner “I don’t think outside group spending is the reason why Republicans have nominated a few duds in recent years — and it’s really been a few duds. They’ve been high-profile duds,” said Brad Smith, chairman and co-founder of […]

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