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In the News: WSJ: The Corporate Disclosure Ruse

CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith in the Wall Street Journal.  WSJ: The Corporate Disclosure Ruse  “Chances are, you’ve never heard from Bruce Freed. That’s because the founder of the Center for Political Accountability (CPA) is far busier ensuring you never hear from corporate America. At least not when it comes to political free speech. In […]

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In the News: CPI: Presidential super PACs raise $49 million through December

“I think the regime allows for more spending, which I think is generally a good thing,” said Brad Smith, former FEC commissioner and co-founder of the Center for Competitive Politics. “Added spending helps voters understand the issues and put candidates on a spectrum. It informs voters.”   Read more…

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Super Political Action Committees

Panelists talked about the influence of “Super PACS” on the 2012 elections and beyond. Per the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, independent expenditure-only committees, “Super PACS,” may may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals to spend unlimited sums in support or in opposition to […]

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