Recapping the year of the super PAC

As we enjoy the relative radio silence of all things related to super PACs, campaign finance, the influence of the misnamed “dark” money in politics, contribution limits, disclosure of donors, and unfounded fears over non-profits’ roles in campaign fundraising, we offer, ironically, a radio clip on what to expect in 2013 from big donors who […]

Filed Under: Blog, Lobbying, Money in Politics, Super PACs, Super PACs, Adelson, Center for Public Integrity, super PACs, District Of Columbia

CCP Urges FEC to Initiate Rulemaking

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics today filed comments supporting a Petition for Rulemaking submitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF). The Rulemaking stems from a case brought against the FEC by Representative Christopher Van Hollen that was recently […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Featured Content, Press Releases, CFIF, FEC Comments, Van Hollen, Comments and Testimony, District Of Columbia

Daily Media Links 12/19: Campaign Finance Reform Takes a Step Forward in Albany, D.C.’s Tommy Wells to force campaign finance votes, and more…

CCP   Super PAC App Data Revealing  By Sarah Lee An interesting article popped up the other day in a regular search for campaign finance-related news, especially as it relates to emerging technology because that stuff is just coming down the pike. Coming elections are going to be heavy with social media and smartphone apps, […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links, District Of Columbia, New York

Media Watch: Law Professors Tell Us How It Should be

Harvard Professor Lucian Bebuchuk and Columbia Law Professor Robert Jackson Jr. had an interesting article in the NY Time’s Dealbook on corporate disclosure of political expenditures.  Touting their new study, “Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending,” Bebuchuk and Jackson fail to cut paper in their attempts to come up with a legitimate reason for enacting […]

Filed Under: Blog, Media Watch

Super PAC App Data Revealing

An interesting article popped up the other day in a regular search for campaign finance-related news, especially as it relates to emerging technology because that stuff is just coming down the pike. Coming elections are going to be heavy with social media and smartphone apps, and this one is particularly useful in a sort of […]

Filed Under: Blog, Super PACs

Daily Media Links 12/18: Campaign contribution limits go up under plan OK’d by regulators, D.C. campaign finance misdeeds call for further inquiry, and more…

Independent Groups   Bloomberg: ALEC Thought of Non-Profit — Then Thought Not  By JONATHAN SALANT   The new non-profit, ALEC NOW, would be incorporated under Section 501c4 of the tax code, just like groups like Americans for Prosperity and Crossroads GPS that spent millions of dollars on the 2012 elections without disclosing their donors. The proposal […]

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Daily Media Links 12/17: Monserrate Gets 2 Years in Prison for Misusing City Funds, Rep. Schock under scrutiny by House ethics panel, and more…

CCP   Fireside Chats with Governor Cuomo  By Sarah Lee Slow news week in campaign finance land so let’s revisit that bastion of campaign finance reform — and haven for political corruption — New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fireside chatting about his desire to be a “progressive leader” when it comes to campaign […]

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Fireside Chats with Governor Cuomo

Slow news week in campaign finance land so let’s revisit that bastion of campaign finance reform — and haven for political corruption — New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fireside chatting about his desire to be a “progressive leader” when it comes to campaign finance reform. Building off New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Super PACs, Uncategorized, Cuomo, Disclosure, Schneiderman, SWATting, Tarver, District Of Columbia, Michigan, New York

Daily Media Links 12/14: Super PACs Are Cushy Jobs, What’s Left for Campaign Finance Reform?., and more…

Independent Groups   Bloomberg: Super PACs Are Cushy Jobs  By Julie Bykowicz Rebecca Burkett’s ties to Newt Gingrich paid off handsomely this year. The Atlanta-area fundraiser created Winning Our Future, a super PAC, to back the former House Speaker’s presidential bid, pulling in $23.9 million before Gingrich dropped out in May. More than six months later, […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links, Minnesota

Daily Media Links 12/13: Will Albany’s New Coalition Pass Cuomo’s Campaign Finance ‘Litmus Test?, Amicus Brief Urges US Supreme Court to take Danielczyk Case, and more…

CCP Amicus Brief Urges US Supreme Court to take Danielczyk Case  By Sarah Lee ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced it has filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant review of the case of United States v. Danielczyk, which is related to the ban on direct corporate […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links, New York