Recapping the year of the super PAC

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 radio clip on what to expect in 2013 from big donors who [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Lobbying, Money in Politics, Super PACs, Super PACs, Adelson, Center for Public Integrity, super PACs, District Of Columbia

CCP Urges FEC to Initiate Rulemaking

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics today filed comments supporting a Petition for Rulemaking submitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF). The Rulemaking stems from a case brought against the FEC by Representative Christopher Van Hollen that was recently [...]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Featured Content, Press Releases, CFIF, FEC Comments, Van Hollen, Comments and Testimony, District Of Columbia

Super PAC App Data Revealing

An interesting article popped up the other day in a regular search for campaign finance-related news, especially as it relates to emerging technology because that stuff is just coming down the pike. Coming elections are going to be heavy with social media and smartphone apps, and this one is particularly useful in a sort of [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Super PACs

Fireside Chats with Governor Cuomo

Slow news week in campaign finance land so let’s revisit that bastion of campaign finance reform — and haven for political corruption — New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fireside chatting about his desire to be a “progressive leader” when it comes to campaign finance reform. Building off New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Super PACs, Uncategorized, Cuomo, Disclosure, Schneiderman, SWATting, Tarver, District Of Columbia, Michigan, New York

Amicus Brief Urges US Supreme Court to take Danielczyk Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced it has filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant review of the case of United States v. Danielczyk, which is related to the ban on direct corporate contributions to federal candidates. According to CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson, [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Completed Case, Featured Content, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, United States v. Danielczyk Other Links

And the worst office party gift this year is…

A new incarnation of DISCLOSE! According to the Washington Post, one problem facing this country is a “broken campaign finance” system that contributed to a “flood” of money into this year’s election and was, of course, caused by the Citizen’s United decision that allowed outside spending to play a major role in 2012. A notable portion [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Super PACs, (c)(4)s, DISCLOSE, Disclose Act, mcconnell, shadowy groups, District Of Columbia

Brad Smith part of NCSL Panel Thursday, Dec. 6

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Center for Competitive Politics founder and former Federal Election Chairman Bradley Smith will take part in a panel hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) on Campaign Finance in a Post-Citizens United World, Thursday, Dec. 6th from 3:15 – 4:45 pm in the Washington Hilton’s Gunston Room. Sponsored [...]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Press Releases, External Relations Sub-Pages, Featured Content, Press Releases, Brad Smith, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, NCSL Fall Forum, Panel, Washington Hilton

CCP Files Brief in Colorado Supreme Court Free Speech Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced that it filed its opening brief in the Colorado Supreme Court, which earlier agreed to answer four questions presented by a federal judge hearing the case of Coalition for a Secular Government (CSG) v. Gessler. The case argues that the First Amendment to the US Constitution bars Colorado [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Featured Content, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, Allen Dickerson, CCP, certified questions, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, opening brief, Colorado, District Of Columbia

CCP Legal Director in Panel Discussion at ABA

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) Legal Director Allen Dickerson will take part in a panel at the American Bar Association (ABA) offices in downtown Washington, DC this evening, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5-6:30 pm. Titled, “Citizens United? Evaluating the 2012 Presidential Election in a ‘Super [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Featured Content, Super PACs, ABA, Allen Dickerson, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Panel, District Of Columbia

Appeal Filed in Biennial Contribution Limit Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced that an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court has been filed in the lawsuit challenging one of the aggregate contribution limits in federal campaign finance laws. The case concerns Virginia James, who seeks to give contributions directly to candidates [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Completed Case, Featured Content, James v. FEC Other Links, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, aggregate limits, BCRA, Virginia James, District Of Columbia