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Daily Media Links 2/12: Washington’s culture of corruption rots on, Donald Trump and Citizens United: A Modest Proposal, and more…

In the News Newsweek: Blame Me for the Explosion In Super-PAC Ads David Keating Money isn’t speech and neither Citizens United nor SpeechNow says it is. But what money allows people is to communicate to voters. To take one example, how can one run a newspaper ad without paying the newspaper for it? If Congress […]

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Newsweek: Blame Me for the Explosion In Super-PAC Ads (In the News)

David Keating If one person can spend money independently of a campaign to influence an election, then why can’t two people combine their resources to, say, run the same TV ad with the same message? Why can’t five, 10 or hundreds of people do the same thing? That’s what a Super-PAC is. Money isn’t speech […]

Filed Under: David Keating, In the News, Newsroom, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 2/11: Funny or Die Made a Trump Biopic, Starring Johnny Depp, Sanders’s claim that he ‘does not have a super PAC’, and more…

Corporate Speech New York Times: Funny or Die Made a Trump Biopic, Starring Johnny Depp Brooks Barnes The humor website Funny or Die on Wednesday began streaming a 50-minute comedy that finds Mr. Depp portraying the businessman turned politician, full-blown comb-over and all. Kept a secret for months — no small task in Hollywood — […]

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“Big Money” Fails to Buy Iowa and New Hampshire Voters

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit working to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition, today released an issue brief showing that money spent by candidates and super PACs was negatively correlated with the votes they received in Iowa and New Hampshire. Jeb Bush’s campaign provides […]

Filed Under: Blog, Money in Politics, Press Releases, Super PACs, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, independent spending, Iowa Caucuses, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, New Hampshire Primary, Iowa, New Hampshire

Daily Media Links 2/10: Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries, Forced donor disclosure is bad for democracy, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: Campaign Finance Confusion Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating on the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on campaign-finance reform. Watch… New Hampshire Primary Newsday: Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries Associated Press For some Republican leaders, Trump and Cruz’s back-to-back victories add urgency to the need to coalesce […]

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Wall Street Journal: Campaign Finance Confusion (In the News)

Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating on the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on campaign-finance reform. Watch…

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Washington Times: An alternative to nonstop political fundraising (In the News)

Eric Wang If Mr. Jolly is correct that members spend too much time fundraising because of the campaign finance laws, it is not for the reason he thinks. When the federal contribution limits were originally enacted in 1974, an individual could give $1,000 per election to a candidate, and a PAC could give $5,000 per […]

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Daily Media Links 2/9: Clinton Surrogate Howard Dean Says Labor Unions Are Just Super PACs That Democrats Like, Jeb Bush would ‘eliminate’ Citizens United, and more…

In the News Washington Times: An alternative to nonstop political fundraising Eric Wang If Mr. Jolly is correct that members spend too much time fundraising because of the campaign finance laws, it is not for the reason he thinks. When the federal contribution limits were originally enacted in 1974, an individual could give $1,000 per […]

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Odessa American: Crawford mailer criticizes Landgraf (In the News)

Ruth Campbell In a letter to House Speaker Joe Straus and Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, Director of External Relations Matt Nese of the Center for Competitive Politics, said the measure would require a person or group making “aggregate undefined political expenditures exceeding $25,000 in a calendar year to file numerous reports to the government publicly […]

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Los Angeles Times: All the money in the world isn’t buying votes this primary season (In the News)

Noah Bierman But as anti-establishment fervor has grown, many of those billionaires have seen their money wasted. “Certainly, the cataclysmic arguments about super PACs, what was being said in 2010, has not come true,” said Bradley Smith, former chair of the Federal Election Commission, who advocates loosening campaign finance rules. “What I think you’re really […]

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