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ICYMI: The man who helped create super PACs says they’re here to stay

Washington Post: The man who helped create super PACs says they’re here to stay July 8th, 2016 By Matea Gold https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/08/the-man-who-helped-create-super-pacs-says-theyre-here-to-stay/ Conservative activist David Keating, who launched the case that created super PACs, is not concerned a new legal effort will succeed in shutting down the big-money groups. “I think they’re here to stay, because […]

Filed Under: Blog, Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Super PACs, David keating, Matea Gold, SpeechNow.org v. FEC, Washington Post

CCP Welcomes Research Fellow Joe Albanese to External Relations Staff

The Center for Competitive Politics is pleased to welcome Joe Albanese to our External Relations team as a Research Fellow. Prior to joining CCP, Joe was a Business Development Consultant and Campaign Coordinator at Oracle Corporation in Massachusetts, a Summer Analyst at Summit Consulting in Washington, and an Intern in the Senate offices and re-election […]

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Supreme Court declines review of Delaware disclosure law, Thomas dissents

Alexandria, VA – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal in Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, which challenged a broad Delaware disclosure law that took effect in 2013. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a six-page dissent, which is highly unusual when the Court denies review. Justice Samuel Alito also indicated that he would have […]

Filed Under: Blog, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, Press Releases, Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court, Delaware

“Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence” Forum Criticized

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political speech rights, today released a statement on a forum at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) organized by Commissioner Ellen Weintraub entitled “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence.” Weintraub is using government office space and FEC resources to promote the […]

Filed Under: Blog, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, IRS and the Tea Party, Money in Politics, Press Releases, Bradley A. Smith, Corporate spending, David keating, ellen weintraub, federal election commission, foreign nationals

Statement of Chairman Bradley A. Smith and President David Keating on FEC Commissioner Weintraub’s “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence” Forum

PDF of the statement available here Today, Commissioner Ellen Weintraub has taken the unprecedented step of using her office to organize what is in essence a private forum, to be held at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Titled “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence,” the release announcing the event states that it “brings together some […]

Filed Under: Blog, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal, Federal Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, Super PACs, Bank Secrecy Act, corporations, ellen weintraub, federal election commission, foreign nationals, Labor Unions

Senator Mad Federal Agency Won’t Help him Silence Opponents

Those who seek ever more regulation of political speech love to play hopscotch with government agencies. If the FEC won’t take up your cause, try the IRS. If the IRS isn’t buying it, head to the FCC. FCC isn’t interested? Maybe you can convince DOJ to take action. “Reformers” don’t seem to care what the […]

Filed Under: Blog, Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, IRS and the Tea Party, Chuck Schumer, Federal Communications Commission, federal election commission, Mary Jo White, Securities and Exchange Commission

Cuomo hit on anti-speech “BDS” policy

Alexandria, VA – This morning, Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) Chairman Bradley A. Smith and President David Keating sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to modify or rescind his Executive Order opposing the “BDS” campaign against Israel. The Order infringes on First Amendment speech rights. Here are excerpts from the letter: […]

Filed Under: Blog, Press Releases, Anti-"BDS" Policy, Bradley A. Smith, David keating, Executive Order No. 157, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York

Letter to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Constitutional Issues with Executive Order No. 157

PDF of the letter available here Via fax and mail The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] we write in regards to Executive Order No. 157, which you issued on June 5, and which […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, BDS, Executive Order No. 157, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York

Petition for Rulemaking to Strengthen Political Parties

A new FEC rulemaking petition from Sandler Reiff looks to strengthen political parties. State and local party committees play a critical role in the American political system. First, they play an important role in our democracy by pursuing political goals that a majority of Americans support. Second these committees are well situated to perform grassroots […]

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ICYMI: Former Obama Counsel Bauer on “Major” Disclosure Case at Supreme Court

“[Delaware Strong Families] has received little attention – far less than it should” Alexandria, VA – On the MoreSoftMoneyHardLaw.com blog, former White House Counsel to President Obama, Bob Bauer, writes about Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, which the Supreme Court will review on Thursday. The Center for Competitive Politics is representing Delaware Strong Families in the case. […]

Filed Under: Blog, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, Press Releases, Bob Bauer, SCOTUSblog, Delaware