Daily Media Links 12/12: Einhorns’ contribution to Walker could trigger ‘pay-to-play’ rule, Federal Court Ruling Favors Future of Texas Super PACs, and more…

Independent Groups Bloomberg: Cruz Joins Heitkamp as New Senator Forming Leadership PAC  By Brian Faler & Jonathan D. Salant “This is just a second fundraising machine for incumbents,” said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for Public Citizen, a Washington-based advocacy group that favors stronger campaign- finance regulations.  Read more… Disclosure National Review: Kochs Postpone Post-Election Meeting  By Robert […]

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Amicus Brief Urges US Supreme Court to take Danielczyk Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director 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 contributions to federal candidates. According to CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson, […]

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Amicus Brief: Danielczyk v. United States Supreme Court Amicus

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Daily Media Links 12/11: Contributions Blackout Serves Many Functions, In Politics, More Can Mean Less, and more…

CCP Media Watch: Good News for Campaign Finance  By Joe Trotter Titled “Bad News for Campaign Finance,” the post was in many ways a sign of how the First Amendment protections have been prevailing over ridiculous political speech restrictions and citizens have been more involved than ever in our democracy. Read more… Independent Groups Roll […]

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Daily Media Links 12/10: The Unsexy Secret Behind Obama’s Successful Ground Game, Obama committee to accept corporate cash for January inauguration in Washington, and more…

In the News CPI: Adelson, other big super PAC donors continued spending in race’s final days  By Michael Beckel The government’s interest in “preventing corruption or its appearance” is served just as well “if information is released afterward,” he said.  Read more… Independent Groups Bloomberg: Tea Party Inc.: Think Tanks, PAC Roil  By JULIE BYKOWICZ The Republicans’ […]

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Media Watch: Good News for Campaign Finance

The NY Time’s David Firestone published a post on the Time’s Editorial Page Editor’s blog last week decrying the post-election spending results.  Titled “Bad News for Campaign Finance,” the post was in many ways a sign of how the First Amendment protections have been prevailing over ridiculous political speech restrictions and citizens have been more involved than […]

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Daily Media Links 12/7: FBI said to probe allegations that Gray campaign staff concealed donations, Watchdogs demand a commitment from Boehner to keep ethics board, and more…

CCP And the worst office party gift this year is…  By Sarah Lee A new incarnation of DISCLOSE! According to the Washington Post, one problem facing this country is a “broken campaign finance” system that contributed to a “flood” of money into this year’s election and was, of course, caused by the Citizen’s United decision […]

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Daily Media Links 12/6: California ethics agency slaps fines on lobbyists and clients, Why lobbyists dislike Citizens United, and more…

In the News Human Events: FORMER FEC CHIEF’S HARMFUL VIEWS ON FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOM  By Hans von Spakovsky Citizens United simply held that the government cannot ban the speech of corporations and unions when it contains political advocacy. As Brad Smith, another former FEC chairman points out, “Corporations are not people. And nobody thinks they are… […]

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And the worst office party gift this year is…

A new incarnation of DISCLOSE! According to the Washington Post, one problem facing this country is a “broken campaign finance” system that contributed to a “flood” of money into this year’s election and was, of course, caused by the Citizen’s United decision that allowed outside spending to play a major role in 2012. A notable portion […]

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Daily Media Links 12/5: Zero political contributions for contractors, Super PACs become lobbying force, and more…

CCP Appeal Filed in Biennial Contribution Limit Case  By Sarah Lee ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced that an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court has been filed in the lawsuit challenging one of the aggregate contribution limits in federal campaign finance laws.   Read more… Independent Groups Associated Press: FreedomWorks […]

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