Bradley A. Smith

Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder Brad is one of the nation’s foremost experts on campaign finance law. He served as a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, resigning as of Aug. 21, 2005. Smith was elected as Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2003 and Chairman of the Commission in 2004. A recent New York [...]

Most Recent Post: The need to remember, and the passing of Curtis Gans

David Keating

David Keating, President David Keating has a long and distinguished career in nonprofit advocacy.  In addition to his role as Executive Director of Club for Growth, a group dedicated to the promulgation of economic freedom, he has served as executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union and executive director of Americans for Fair Taxation, [...]

Most Recent Post: The stuff foul-mouthed Larry Lessig says

Allen Dickerson

Allen Dickerson, Legal Director Allen Dickerson is legal director of the Center for Competitive Politics, where he leads the Center’s nationwide litigation efforts. He has represented individuals and organizations in First Amendment challenges before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Ninth and D.C. Circuits, the Supreme Courts of Colorado and Nevada, [...]

Most Recent Post: Standards for tax exemption for social welfare organizations

Eric Wang

Eric Wang, Senior Fellow Eric is a pro bono Senior Fellow with CCP and the principal of Eric Wang PLLC (, a law practice focusing on federal and state campaign finance, lobbying, political non-profit, and gift and travel laws. Eric has served as interim general counsel and legal counsel at Americans for Prosperity, one of [...]

Most Recent Post: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Connecticut Senate Bill 1126 (as Substituted)

Julie Drinkard

Julie Drinkard, Development Manager Julie manages the fundraising and development office at CCP. She works closely with the organization’s departments to ensure they have the financial resources needed to fight unconstitutional campaign finance regulation. She is responsible for all fundraising activities, including growing the donor base, while nurturing existing donor relationships. Julie previously worked for [...]

Joe Trotter

Joe Trotter, Media Manager Joe oversees CCP’s Communications Department, including media relations, marketing efforts, new media, video production, websites, and publishing. Joe has been published in National Review, the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, the Washington Examiner, and Frum Forum on issues pertaining to campaign finance.  In addition, he is a regular contributor to The [...]

Most Recent Post: Coalition Letter in support of “Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act” (H.R. 1104)

Matt Nese

Matt Nese, Director of External Relations Matt re-joined CCP as the organization’s new Director of External Relations in July 2012 after spending time at Stateside Associates, where he gained an extensive knowledge of state legislative processes. In his new role at the Center, Matt is responsible for the organization’s legislative and policy outreach efforts on [...]

Most Recent Post: Constitutional and Practical Issues with Oregon Senate Joint Resolution 5 and Senate Bill 75

Zac Morgan

Zac Morgan, Staff Attorney Zac is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University with a degree in political science. Zac then served as a political appointee in the Bush administration’s Department of Justice and later helmed new media for the Maryland House Republican [...]

Most Recent Post: CSG v. Gessler: Secretary of State’s Answering Brief (Colorado Supreme Court)

Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley, Office Manager Susan recently joined the Center for Competitive Politics staff as office manager, and is the proud mom of three college students. (Geaux Tigers! Go Rams!) In addition to her work at CCP, Susan has served as President of the Mount Vernon Republican Women’s Club since January of 2011. A native of [...]

Tyler Martinez

Tyler Martinez, Staff Attorney Tyler Martinez, staff attorney, is a Colorado native who moved to DC to fight for the First Amendment. Tyler graduated summa cum laude from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with his B.A. in History. He then went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, while winning accolades [...]

Most Recent Post: The IRS recognizes that it needs different rule governing 501(c)(4) groups (Video)

Anna Mackin

Anna Mackin, Staff Attorney Anna came to CCP from the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. She holds a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, a B.B.A. in International Business from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, and B.A. in Spanish from the University of Texas. During law school, Anna argued [...]

Most Recent Post: Constitutional Issues with Rule Proposed by Texas Ethics Commission August 21, 2014

Luke Wachob

Luke Wachob, McWethy Fellow and Policy Analyst Luke joined the Center for Competitive Politics as an intern in June 2013. In August 2013, he was named a McWethy Fellow and took on additional duties as a Policy Analyst. Luke is responsible for researching the effects of campaign finance regulations, reporting on political speech issues, and [...]

Most Recent Post: The New York Times (Sort Of) Recognizes the Benefits of Super PACs

Scott Blackburn

Scott Blackburn, Research Fellow Scott joined CCP in June 2014 as a Research Fellow in CCP’s External Relations Department. As a Research Fellow, Scott conducts a variety of short and long-term research on state and federal campaign finance regulations to demonstrate the benefits of a more competitive political process. Scott also blogs and authors op-eds [...]

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