Daily Media Links 10/22: It’s Time for Fair Treatment of Our Community Organizations, Bernie Sanders’s inaccurate claim that the two Koch brothers will spend more than either major party on 2016 elections, and more…

CCP Biden’s Run Would Have Approached Latest Announcement Date of Any Major Party Nominee Since FECA Since contribution limits were first imposed, the average successful nominee, based on the 2016 calendar, announced over three months ago on July 13. Then-former Governor Ronald Reagan declared for the Presidency on November 13th, 1979, or 357 days before […]

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Daily Media Links 10/21: What Campaign Donations Can’t Buy, Super PACs Divert Donor Cash From Campaigns, but Can They Compensate?, and more…

Campaign Spending Effectiveness Bloomberg: What Campaign Donations Can’t Buy Megan McArdle Where are all those shadowy billionaires we were warned out? The ones subverting American democracy with their ill-gotten lucre? The lucre is being spent, in vast amounts. But $200 million in PAC funds is no match for a billionaire openly campaigning to get a […]

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Biden’s Potential Run Approaching Latest Announcement Date of Any Major Party Nominee Since FECA

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit working to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition, today noted that Vice President Joe Biden is approaching what would be the shortest campaign length of any major party nominee, excluding sitting Presidents, since the passage of the 1974 amendments to the Federal […]

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National Law Journal: Brief of the Week: Making the Case for Anonymous Donors (In the News)

Jamie Schuman For all of the donors who like to publicize their charitable gifts, there are many who prefer to give anonymously. But California is making nonprofits that want to solicit funds there turn over their donors’ names to the state. A cert petition before the U.S. Supreme Court in Center for Competitive Politics v. […]

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Daily Media Links 10/20: The Latest Progressive Attack on Speech, Super PACs Target Local Races, and more…

In the News National Law Journal: Brief of the Week: Making the Case for Anonymous Donors Jamie Schuman For all of the donors who like to publicize their charitable gifts, there are many who prefer to give anonymously. But California is making nonprofits that want to solicit funds there turn over their donors’ names to […]

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Daily Media Links 10/19: The inside story of Trump campaign’s connections to a big-money super PAC, Larry Lessig wants equal air time to Hillary Clinton’s ‘SNL’ appearance, and more…

Independent Groups Washington Post: The inside story of Trump campaign’s connections to a big-money super PAC Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Jenna Johnson What Trump doesn’t say is that he and his top campaign aide have connections to a super PAC collecting large checks to support his candidacy — a group viewed by people familiar […]

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Daily Caller: Government Shouldn’t Have The Power To Ban Books – Or Movies, For That Matter (In the News)

Luke Wachob The exchange continued as Alito pressed the government to answer whether a 500-page book with just one line urging people to vote for a candidate could be banned. The government argued that if it was published with corporate funds, then yes, it could be banned near an election. Suddenly, the stakes of the […]

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NBC News: Small-Dollar Donors Power Insurgent Candidates From Both Parties (In the News)

Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit that advocates for fewer campaign finance regulations, noted that small-dollar donors can add up to “serious money” over the course of a campaign. “Dollar for dollar, small-dollar donors are worth more than big-dollar donors,” Keating said. “Those are the […]

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Daily Media Links 10/16: Campaign 2016’s Unlikely Tycoons: Small Donors Fuel Insurgents, FBI raid adds new layer to Paul family scandal, and more…

In the News NBC News: Small-Dollar Donors Power Insurgent Candidates From Both Parties Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit that advocates for fewer campaign finance regulations, noted that small-dollar donors can add up to “serious money” over the course of a campaign. “Dollar for dollar, […]

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Daily Media Links 10/15: Jeb Bush Disclosure on His Campaign ‘Bundlers’ Spurs Criticism, Watchdog probes Clinton Foundation payments to Hillary’s campaign, and more…

CCP Center for Competitive Politics Comments on Proposed Changes to California’s Coordination Regulations Today, the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) released their comments on proposed changes to California’s coordination regulations. These changes, proposed by the California Fair Political Practices Commission, are riddled with many pitfalls and paradoxes, and CCP’s comments highlight some of the proposal’s […]

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