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In the News: Politico: Time to shed light on disclosure bill

Politico: Time to shed light on disclosure bill CCP President David Keating and Senior Fellow Eric Wang wrote an article for Politico discussing the dangers of the new Wyden-Murkowski legislation.  You can find additional analysis of the bill here. For a bill supposedly about “disclosure,” Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) gave surprisingly […]

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Media Watch: “When Regulators are Mocked”

That was the headline on a recent New York Times editorial.  Another misinformed one.  I sent a letter to the editor trying to correct it.  Here’s the text: Your editorial misled readers about campaign finance law (“When Election Regulators Are Mocked,” page SR10, April 14) and incorrectly implied that Crossroads GPS disobeyed disclosure rules. In […]

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A First Look: The Wyden-Murkowski “Follow the Money Act of 2013”

By David Keating, President and Eric Wang, Senior Fellow Senators Ron Wyden and Lisa Murkowski are at least (somewhat) candid about their motivations when they say “The goal of this effort is disclosure, for disclosure’s sake.” (Backgrounder on Wyden-Murkowski at 1.)  Whether or not they have an ulterior motive of protecting their own incumbency is […]

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In the News: WNYC: Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders?

CCP Academic Advisor David Primo talked with WNYC’s The Takeaway about the SEC’s proposed rule making opposite Robert Jackson (Columbia University Law School Professor): You can download the segment at this link.

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In the News: NPR: Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money

CCP’s reaction to Senator Murkowski and Senator Wyden’s disclosure proposal was chronicled in Peter Overby’s article Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money: The conservative Center for Competitive Politics says disclosure would violate the First Amendment rights of donors to the tax-exempt groups. And at the liberal group Public Citizen, lobbyist Craig Holman praised the […]

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Ricin-Laced Letters Contain “Stand-By-Your-Ad” Disclaimer

The sender of letters to Sen. Roger Wicker and President Obama believed to be laced with ricin closes with the signoff, “I am KC and I approve this message.” This is an obvious allusion to the so-called “stand-by-your ad” disclaimer required by federal campaign finance law (2 U.S.C. § 441d(d)). As I have often noted, […]

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In the News: Bloomberg: Senate Scrutiny of Nonprofits Spurring Disclosure: Taxes

This article by Jonathan D. Salant quotes CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith: Another former FEC chairman, Bradley Smith, founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, takes the counter view. He said the undisclosed money accounted for just 4 percent of the estimated $7 billion spent on the 2012 elections. “This is blown vastly out of […]

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Senate Hearing Underscores Reasons for Caution in Campaign Finance Enforcement

Yesterday morning, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on “Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement.” With representatives from DOJ and IRS as the central focus of the hearing, subcommittee Chairman Sen. Whitehouse emphasized two main issues: 1) Why the two agencies are not prosecuting certain 501(c)(4) organizations for making […]

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In the News: Huffington Post: ‘Dark Money’ Enforcement Failures Criticized At Senate Hearing

By Paul Blumenthal Bradley Smith, president of the Center for Competitive Politics and a former FEC chairman, noted that the independent elections commission is designed to prevent politically motivated prosecutions by the executive branch. Read more…

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CCP Chairman Bradley Smith Testifies Tomorrow Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about Campaign Finance Law Enforcement

CCP Chairman Bradley Smith Testifies Tomorrow Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about Campaign Finance Law Enforcement ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Tomorrow morning, CCP Founder and former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith will testify before the the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, as part of a hearing on “Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement.” The […]

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