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Daily Media Links 11/4: Time for an ACLU Shift on Campaign Finance?, K Street says social media are growing faster than traditional lobbying as way to influence Washington, and more…

CCP Super PAC Funding Comes Overwhelmingly from Individuals, Again By Luke Wachob Data from the 2016 election continues to undermine a key prediction made by critics of Citizens United in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s famous 2010 ruling. Once again, super PACs are being funded overwhelmingly by citizens, not corporations. As reported by The […]

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Missourinet: Missouri voters to decide whether campaign contributions will be limited (In the News)

By Jason Taylor
Amendment 2 would limit donations to statewide, legislative, and judicial offices to $2,600 per election and would cap contributions to political parties at $25,000.
Ryan Johnson with Missouri Alliance for Freedom contends the current arrangement, which allows for unlimited donations, is a central pillar of free speech…
Johnson with Missouri Alliance for Freedom contends large contributions don’t lead to outsize influence of those donors. He notes St. Louis billionaire Rex Sinquefield has made such donations this year with little to show for it. “He spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $11 million this election cycle. And most of those results did not turn out the way he desired.” Johnson also points to a study by the Center for Competitive Politics which showed no relationship between contribution limits and states’ corruption rates. The Center for Competitive Politics claims its mission is “to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition.”

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Daily Media Links 8/22: Bernie Sanders’ New Political Group Raises Campaign Finance Questions, Why Corporations Have an Important Role to Play in Political and Social Issues, and more…

CCP Warren and Whitehouse Deceive on Oil Industry Contributions Joe Albanese But for the sake of demonstrating how easy it is to spin a lawmaker’s campaign contributions, let’s give Senators Warren and Whitehouse the same treatment using data again from the Center for Responsive Politics. The Senators clearly support investigations against Exxon that could lead […]

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Daily Media Links 7/26: Here’s What You Won’t Hear About Citizens United at the Democratic National Convention This Week, IRS Gives Opposite Rulings to Convention Committees, and more…

Citizens United Reason: Here’s What You Won’t Hear About Citizens United at the Democratic National Convention This Week Damon Root Needless to say, you won’t hear much at the DNC this week about how the federal government once tried to claim the power to ban books in its losing Citizens United argument. Nor will you […]

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CNN: Here’s how presidential candidates sell your personal information (In the News)

Jose Pagliery Wondering where the Democrats are? Donors to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton received lots of emails from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — but she never reported any income from the transaction on FEC records. Federal candidates are allowed to quietly swap lists with their national party groups, said Cleta Mitchell, a […]

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The Blaze: Why Do We Let Senators and Representatives Treat Congress Like a Part-Time Job? (In the News)

Rebecca Costa But according to Eric Wang, attorney and senior fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics, the real reason politicians spend so much of their time securing campaign donations is because contribution limits have not been adjusted for inflation since 1974. “[In 1974] an individual could give $1,000 per election to a candidate, and […]

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Daily Media Links 4/7: Super PACs scramble to get delegates to dump Trump, More On Hillary Clinton And Fossil Fuel Industry Contributions, and more…

In the News The Blaze: Why Do We Let Senators and Representatives Treat Congress Like a Part-Time Job? Rebecca Costa But according to Eric Wang, attorney and senior fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics, the real reason politicians spend so much of their time securing campaign donations is because contribution limits have not been […]

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How to donate appreciated stock

You may support our work by donating appreciated stock.  If you make such a donation, please let us know by contacting Alex Kroll (CCP’s Development Director) by email at [email protected] Here is a sample letter you can fill in, sign and give to your broker. YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS DATE BROKER NAME BROKER ADDRESS RE: […]

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International Business Times: Center For Competitive Politics v. Harris: Will The Supreme Court Hear Case On Nonprofit Donor Anonymity? (In the News)

Adam Lidgett The Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit based in Alexandria, Virginia, that promotes First Amendment rights, sued Harris, trying to block California from getting the list of its donors, according to the SCOTUSblog. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco sided with Harris, and now the Supreme Court is contemplating […]

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LA Times: U.S. Supreme Court is asked to shield major donors in California (In the News)

By David G. Savage A conservative group based in Virginia that fights for free speech and free spending in politics is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris from seeing its list of major donors. Requiring disclosure to “political officeholders” would “violate the privacy of its donors,” lawyers for the Center for Competitive […]

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