In the News: MPBN: Maine Sen. King: ‘Dark Money’ Threatens U.S. Democracy

By Tom Porter But as the debate over campaign finance picks up steam in Washington, Maine election officials are also confronting the issue. This week, a Virginia-based advocacy group, called the Center for Competitive Politics, sent a letter to state officials, urging Maine to repeal a state law imposing limits on campaign contributions, or risk a lawsuit. The group’s […]

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In the News: CQ Weekly: Max PACs’ Poised to Exploit Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance

By Eliza Newlin Carney “It’s not going to be quite the game changer that some people think on either side, because there aren’t that many people ‘maxing out’ already,” says Bradley Smith, a former FEC chairman who heads the Center for Competitive Politics, which advocates less regulation of campaigns. Still, Smith adds, “it will make […]

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In the News: News Maine: Centre [sic] urges Maine to replace campaign finance laws

By Petra Maria Longewag David Keating, the president of the Center for Competitive Politics said that laws in Maine restrict the amount individuals can donate to a candidate or campaign. He pointed out that the law is directly contradictory to a recent ruling by the U. S. Supreme Court over the issue.   Keating wrote […]

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Daily Media Links 5/1: National Review: Re: Justice Stevens’s Unethical Testimony, Politico: Big donor secrecy: ‘Irony, but it’s not hypocrisy,’ Roll Call: Senator Questions Hatch Act Violation at FEC, and more…

In the News   News Maine: Centre [sic] urges Maine to replace campaign finance laws By Petra Maria Longewag David Keating, the president of the Center for Competitive Politics said that laws in Maine restrict the amount individuals can donate to a candidate or campaign. He pointed out that the law is directly contradictory to a […]

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