Daily Media Links 1/9: Use casino money to fund NY campaigns, Candidate Challenges City Limits On Funding, and more…

CCP   New York Comptroller Needs to Prioritize, Not Waste Taxpayer Dollars  By David Silvers So when New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli filed a suit for the books and records of Qualcomm, our first thought was to look at the law.  We would never impugn his motives just because he’s running for re-election in […]

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New York Comptroller Needs to Prioritize, Not Waste Taxpayer Dollars

One of our mantras at CCP is that “more speech is always better.” Ideas should be judged on their merits, rather than the identity or motivations of the speaker. Some of our nation’s most important political writings were published anonymously, such as The Federalist Papers and Common Sense. So when New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli filed a suit for […]

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Daily Media Links 1/8: Messages Are in Dispute in Liu Fundraising Case, Confessions of a Young Lobbyist on Capitol Hill, and more…

Independent Groups   NY Times: The Art of Getting Bloomberg ‘Super PAC’ Money  By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM In an interview this week, Mr. Bloomberg disclosed for the first time that he had rejected the entreaties of two candidates seeking his financial support after they asked him directly to spend money on their behalf.   “One of […]

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Daily Media Links 1/7: Cynthia Bauerly, FEC Commissioner, To Resign On February 1, 5 reasons gridlock will seize Congress again, and more…

CCP   Murkowski and the Myth of “Dark” Money  By Sarah Lee The tone of this piece on the Murkowski-Wyden Campaign Finance Disclosure Proposal (something we think may be the newest incarnation of the DISCLOSE Act) is rather admiring of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) “apparent redirection on campaign disclosure” (she was part of last year’s […]

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Murkowski and the Myth of “Dark” Money

The tone of this piece on the Murkowski-Wyden Campaign Finance Disclosure Proposal (something we think may be the newest incarnation of the DISCLOSE Act) is rather admiring of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) “apparent redirection on campaign disclosure” (she was part of last year’s abstention on the DISCLOSE Act). We do not share in the admiration. Murkowski […]

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Daily Media Links 1/4: Ethics agency fines Texas billionaire’s PAC $6,500, Council Speaker to Amend Campaign Finance Proposal, and more…

CCP   Supreme Court to Consider Campaign Finance Case Friday  By Sarah Lee The Supreme Court is considering a certiorari petition that could profoundly affect how non-profit organizations that engage in issue advocacy are regulated by the federal government. The case concerns a fundamental question of constitutional law: under what circumstances may the government require […]

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Daily Media Links 1/3: Md. legislative panel recommends closing loopholes, raising campaign contribution limits, New D.C. ethics group names general counsel, and more…

Disclosure   Daily Caller: Disclosure as political armament  By Paul H. Jossey Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), unhappy with recent increases in political spending, have proposed sweeping new regulations to the federal campaign-finance system. The duo casts its prescription as an altruistic elixir designed to spare Americans from the anguish of too much […]

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Supreme Court not Considering Campaign Finance Case Friday

UPDATE: The US Supreme Court today announced it will not review the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in The Real Truth About Abortion v Federal Election Commission (FEC).  Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) Chairman Brad Smith released the following statement on the Court’s decision.   “We are disappointed that the Court […]

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Daily Media Links 1/2: Better disclosure needed if election finance caps lifted, Lawmakers try to curb anonymous political donations in California, and more…

CCP   Recapping the year of the super PAC  By Sarah Lee 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 […]

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