By Joe TrotterThe event, which begins at 9am, features two panels. The first panel, “After Citizens United: Did Elections Change?,” features Robert Bauer (Perkins Coie), Ray LaRaja (Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts), and CCP Chairman Bradley Smith.The second panel, “The Future of Campaign Finance Regulation,” features FEC Commissioner Don McGahn, Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law School), and CCP Academic Advisor John Samples (Cato Institute).
By David M. DruckerThe same conservative activist groups that continue to cause the GOP establishment so much heartburn are approaching the 113th Congress and the 2014 election cycle with what might appear to be a surprising level of sobriety and realism.
Candidates, Politicians and Parties
By Cameron JosephPresident Obama’s decision to make gun control a priority could complicate the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) recruiting efforts for the 2014 midterm elections.
By Sahil KapurReformers are closing ranks behind a more modest proposal by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that they believe could pass with a 51-vote threshold when the Senate returns next week and chip away at the minority party’s power to obstruct. It represents a concession that the full “talking filibuster” they want may not happen. But accepting the emerging Reid proposal would ward off a competing plan that they consider weaker than Reid’s.
By Kevin DiazWASHINGTON – A top adviser in Michele Bachmann’s 2012 White House bid has filed a complaint with federal election officials alleging campaign finance violations involving her presidential campaign and the independent political action committee she leads.
By Joshua MillerThe National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday released a list of the top seven Democratic-held House seats the committee plans to target in 2014, as it moves to go on offense despite having to defend the second-largest GOP House majority since World War II.
By Mary Ellen KlasAn ethics watchdog group says it’s time to end all pretense that regulators can limit campaign contributions and proposes unlimited campaign contributions and real-time reporting
By DANNY HAKIMALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s campaign reported nearly $22.5 million in the bank on Tuesday, a formidable war chest that could scare off potential rivals when he seeks re-election next year.
By Dennis RomboySALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General John Swallow’s business relationships have prompted a state senator to propose legislation that would prohibit appointed and elected officials from doing work on the side that might conflict with their jobs.