External Relations Press Releases

Cato Scholar John Samples Joins CCP as Academic Advisor

Contact: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 Cato Scholar John Samples Joins CCP as Academic Advisor The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) welcomes Cato scholar John Samples as the newest Academic Advisor to the CCP team. Samples, well-known author of books such as The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History and The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform, […]

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CCP Takes Part in ProPublica Event Discussing Money in Elections Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 pm

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP will take part in a forum tonight in New York City with pro-reform group ProPublica to discuss what they’re calling the rise of “dark money” in campaigns. CCP’s representative will try to counter this idea by presenting the fact that, for the most part, where […]

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CCP President David Keating in NYC for Commit Forum, Oct 2-3

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP President David Keating will be a featured speaker at tonight and tomorrow night’s Commit Forum in New York City, a two-day workshop that calls on business and organizational leaders to make a commitment to “change the world.” The event is sponsored by businesses such as DeLoitte and AT&T, and features a spotlight on […]

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Center for Competitive Politics Expands Litigation Team

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced the expansion of its legal department with the recent hiring of Anna Mackin and David Silvers and promotion of legal intern Zac Morgan. “The addition of these highly-qualified attorneys will allow us to expand our efforts to fight […]

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Senate hears witness testimony on “DISCLOSE” Act Thursday

DATELINE: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, Center for Competitive Politics 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CCP President David Keating will present testimony tomorrow morning before the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration concerning S. 2219, the “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act of 2012” (DISCLOSE Act […]

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CCP VP Allison Hayward Speaks for Democracy at FEC Hearing

DATELINE: Monday, March 5, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.796   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics’ Vice President for Policy Allison Hayward will testify in front of the Federal Election Commission this Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Hayward will offer testimony on the FEC’s proposed rules on Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications […]

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John Liu Treasurer Arrested

DATELINE: Feb. 28th, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics released a statement today following news that New York City Comptroller John Liu’s treasurer was arrested today on charges stemming from the fundraising scandal associated with his office. “The arrest is more evidence that public […]

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CCP Presents Testimony at the Request of Colorado Secretary of State

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, CCP, 770.598.7961

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Testifying before a rulemaking hearing for the Colorado Secretary of State yesterday, Center for Competitive Politics Legal Director Allen Dickerson stated that Secretary of State Scott Gessler and his staff should be applauded for making it clear that independent expenditure committees are not subject to contribution limits, something the rulemaking is attempting to address.

Said Dickerson, “this is settled constitutional law. SpeechNow.org v. FEC made this clear at the federal level. And while a D.C. Circuit opinion, it has been widely followed, and a challenge to limits in the 10th Circuit would very likely be successful. This office should be applauded for not drawing senseless and expensive litigation that would put Colorado on the wrong side of citizens’ rights of speech and association.”

 

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Center for Competitive Politics Releases Public Perception & the “Appearance of Corruption” in Campaign Finance Report

 

Contact: Sarah Lee, Communications Director

The Center for Competitive Politics

770.598.7961

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American people believe political contributions should be disclosed, but don’t actually use the information themselves; they dislike seeing tax dollars used to fund campaigns; and they think that the current $2,500 federal limit on individual campaign contributions could be quadrupled without increasing government corruption.  

These were among the findings of a poll of over 55,000 Americans surveyed as part of the 2010 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, and reviewed in Public Perception & the “Appearance of Corruption” in Campaign Finance, released today by the Center for Competitive Politics.

 

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Indiana Phone Lines Remain Open

Contact: Sarah Lee, Communications Director

The Center for Competitive Politics

770.598.7961

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics spent a year in Indiana litigating a case on behalf of a non-profit group called Patriotic Veterans, Inc., an organization interested in securing their right to make political robocalls in the interest of free speech. In September of this year, a federal court issued an injunction preventing enforcement of a state law that bans prerecorded political telephone calls. This week, U.S. Judge William Lawrence in Indianapolis denied the state’s request for a stay of its order during the appeal – that is, it denies the state’s request that it be allowed to ignore the district court judge’s decision and keep enforcing the law during the duration of its appeal – keeping phone lines open for political campaigns at least through the New Year.

 

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