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In the News: Colorado Springs Gazette: Effort to reform campaign finance should be applauded

Effort to reform campaign finance should be applauded By Bradley A. Smith There are certain things most people think they know about politics. One of those is that campaign finance regulation is necessary to prevent “big money” from dominating our elections. In fact, campaign finance laws more often burden true, grassroots political activity, actually giving […]

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In the News: Forbes: It’s Time To Bring Some Sanity To Campaign Finance Laws

It’s Time To Bring Some Sanity To Campaign Finance Laws By Academic Advisor David Primo This past election when Dina Galassini emailed some friends urging them to join her in opposing a ballot initiative proposing $30 million in bonds for the town of Fountain Hills, Ariz., she thought she was doing what Americans have done […]

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In the News: NY Post: Will NYC campaign law be next to fall?

Will NYC campaign law be next to fall By Bradley A. Smith Last week, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that subsidized political candidates’ campaigns based on amounts spent by their unsubsidized challengers. The ruling poses serious problems for New York City’s government subsidies to campaigns. Yes, the city Campaign Finance Board rushed […]

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In the News: Lacrosse Tribune: Welfare for candidates doesn’t help the process

Welfare for candidates doesn’t help the process By Sean Parnell The race between Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg was supposed to be an example of how so-called “reformers” tell us election campaigns are supposed to be. The two candidates, unsullied by private contributions, would be able to focus on issues of broad interest […]

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