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Daily Caller: CLAIM: Harvard Prof Who Raised Millions For Stricter Campaign Finance Laws BROKE EXISTING LAWS (In the News)

By Eric Owens But embrace this irony: the Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting free speech, has filed a complaint against Lessig’s Mayday PAC claiming that the organization dedicated to stricter campaign finance laws blatantly broke already-existing federal election law. According to the complaint, Mayday PAC — the self-proclaimed “SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs” — made considerable [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Free Beacon: Transparency Champion Allegedly Violates Transparency Laws (In the News)

By Lachlan Markay Campaign committees, the complaint notes, expend significant resources complying with disclaimer requirements that some might see as frivolous or overly technical. Declining to sanction a group for failing to comply with those requirements would unfairly hobble smaller groups without MAYDAY’s extensive resources, CCP wrote. “CCP is unaware of any other situation such as this, in [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

FEC Complaint: Mayday PAC violated campaign finance laws

Super PAC that wants more speech rules can’t figure out current law The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Mayday PAC, the self-proclaimed “SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs,” founded by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. The complaint documents that at least twelve Mayday PAC television ads, [...]

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Federal appeals court to rule on contribution limit case

“A $5,200 check in June is okay, but that same check in July is illegal?” Alexandria, VA – A federal district court judge last week cleared the way for a ruling by the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a challenge brought by the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) to certain [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Holmes v. FEC, Press Releases

The Morning Sun: Walker: Voters Erect Speed Bumps for Government Juggernaut (In the News)

By Bruce Edward Walker However, it’s easier for such Democrats as Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi to vilify Charles and David Koch and, conversely, for Republicans to snicker at the estimated $74 million mostly blown by billionaire investor (in coal and coal-operated power plants, no less!) turned green-energy advocate Tom Steyer on Democratic campaigns [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Wall Street Journal: It’s Shocking How Little Was Spent on the Midterms (In the News)

By JOHN R. LOTT JR. And  BRADLEY A. SMITH Many who express the most outrage about campaign expenditures—liberal interest groups such as Public Citizen, or politicians such as Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi —frequently are cheerleaders for the even faster growth in government spending. If they want less spent on campaigns, then put less at stake: Make government smaller. In [...]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, Featured Content, In the News, Published Articles, WSJ

Politico: Top campaign-finance cases to watch (In the News)

By Byron Tau At least a half-dozen major campaign-finance cases winding their way through the courts have the potential to shake up the political landscape in the vein of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling — or the more recent McCutcheon decision — forcing major changes in the way campaigns are financed and run. They could get a sympathetic [...]

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NY Times: The Stock Market Doesn’t Care About Elections

By DAVID M. PRIMO and TRUNG A. DANG HOW much do investors care about election outcomes? In the wake of Wednesday’s stock market rally, in which both the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Dow Jones industrial average rose sharply a day after the midterm elections, pundits suggested that the answer was “quite a bit.” Such [...]

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Politico (Morning Score): Catching up on the close races — Dems get a wake-up call on technology — Surprising changes in the cash race (In the News)

– The Center for Competitive Politics, which opposes many of the campaign finance restrictions Mayday supports, did a victory lap Wednesday. “[V]oters are more comfortable with the campaign finance system than some believe. Voters do not vote based on campaign finance concerns. And second, no one, not even a well-financed Super PAC, can buy elections results — voters [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

MayDay PAC's Candidates Sink

97% of funds spent on losers Alexandria, VA – Voters soundly rejected Mayday PAC’s preferred candidates and the group’s vision of greater campaign finance regulation yesterday.  The self-described “Super PAC to end all Super PACs” spent $7.6 million in five congressional and three Senate contests during the election. Of that amount, 97%, or $7.35 million, [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Money in Politics, Press Releases, Super PACs