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Daily Media Links 3/17: peech police target campaign “coordination,” The ‘Moneyball’ effect on K Street: The influence game gets scientific, and more…

In the News The Hill: Meet the man taking aim at campaign finance regulations  By Cameron Joseph David Keating was the mastermind behind the 2010 case SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission that led to the ruling that individuals can spend unlimited amounts of money on political speech, triggering a floodgate of outside group spending.  Now, as head of the conservative, [...]

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Daily Media Links 3/11: Lindsey Graham is Campaign Finance Reform-Curious, Clinton-Alt-Delete, and more…

CCP  CCP Response to Campaign Legal Center’s Response to CCP’s Comments on New Mexico House Bill 278  By Matt Nese On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), I respectfully write in response to the February 28 letter of the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) raising objections to CCP’s analysis of House Bill 278. While CCP [...]

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The New Mexican: National group challenges bill that would require advertisers to disclose funding sources (In the News)

By Steve Terrell But a spokesman for Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, which promotes “First Amendment political rights of speech,” told House leaders in a Feb. 17 letter that the bill would chill free speech rights of independent expenditure groups by making them say who is paying for their ads. The letter from Matt Nese, the [...]

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Daily Media Links 3/10: GOP congressman wants to ban IRS employees from using personal e-mails for work, Former Rep. Steve Driehaus loses libel lawsuit against the Susan B. Anthony List, and more…

In the News The New Mexican: National group challenges bill that would require advertisers to disclose funding sources   By Steve Terrell But a spokesman for Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, which promotes “First Amendment political rights of speech,” told House leaders in a Feb. 17 letter that the bill would chill free speech rights [...]

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Salt Lake Tribune: Letter: Campaign limits do not reduce corruption (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn There is no correlation between contribution limits and less corruption, good government, or trust in government across the 50 states. There are six states with no contribution limits at all (your article mistakenly cited only four, but there are six — Alabama, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Virginia). Those states compose four [...]

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Daily Media Links 3/9: Corruption case against Sen. Robert Menendez could be tough to make. Asking Megadonors for Just a Million, and more…

In the News Salt Lake Tribune: Letter: Campaign limits do not reduce corruption  By Scott Blackburn There is no correlation between contribution limits and less corruption, good government, or trust in government across the 50 states. There are six states with no contribution limits at all (your article mistakenly cited only four, but there are [...]

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Sacramento Bee: Another View: Rules on campaign cash limit speech (In the News)

By Luke Wachob Prior to super PACs and the Citizens United decision, individuals could already spend unlimited amounts trying to influence your vote. How do everyday citizens respond? By working together and pooling their resources. In other words, by joining political parties, or forming and supporting political action committees. Without these organizations, politicians need only answer to [...]

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Daily Media Links 3/6: Rein in the IRS, I Was Alabama’s Top Judge. I’m Ashamed by What I Had to Do to Get There, and more…

In the News Sacramento Bee: Another View: Rules on campaign cash limit speech  By Luke Wachob Prior to super PACs and the Citizens United decision, individuals could already spend unlimited amounts trying to influence your vote. How do everyday citizens respond? By working together and pooling their resources. In other words, by joining political parties, or forming [...]

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Daily Media Links 3/5: Why flooding politics with more money may not be a bad idea, Why Mayday PAC 2.0 will fail, and more…

Independent Groups   The Week: Why flooding politics with more money may not be a bad idea   By Ryan Cooper If individual candidates could raise more money per person, and if the parties could contribute as much as they like to individual candidates, it would dramatically ease the pressure on politicians to spend all their [...]

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Daily Media Links 3/4: What Is All the Fuss About Campaign Coordination?, Koch network offers clue of who it will back in 2016 GOP primary,The Clinton Rules

IRS Roskam: Chairman Roskam Introduces Bill to Stop IRS Targeting Donations  WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 1104, the Fair Treatment for All Donations Act, to permanently ensure donations to 501(c)4, (c)5, and (c)6 organizations are not subject to the gift tax. Federal [...]

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