Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday PAC was supposed to bring about the end of superPACs. Instead, it may have violated some of the least complicated elements of campaign finance regulation. David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics comments.
Sunlight Foundation: Chamber of Commerce sees assault on business in campaign finance reform (In the News)
By Peter Olsen-Phillips Cornyn told a room of around 70 attendees that “freedom of speech and freedom of association are under assault in this city” citing DISCLOSE and Udall’s proposed amendment. The Republican, like other speakers at the event, sees an ulterior motive in the campaign finance reform. “Government would use its power to silence those with whom [...]
By Sean Hackbarth In 2014, free speech has been under attack, especially when the business community has gotten involved in public policy debates. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) often took to the Senate floor to obsessively demonize Americans who exercise their free speech rights. Then in September, 42 Senators voted to amend the Bill of Rights to prohibit election spending by businesses. Thankfully [...]
Note: Features CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the essential right of expression for citizens as well as entrepreneurs. But there are new challenges to freedom of expression, particularly for businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will explore these challenges at a program on December 3, 2014, bringing together [...]
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Alexandria, VA –– Former Federal Election Commission Chairman and Center for Competitive Politics Chairman Bradley A. Smith released this statement in regards to the recent news of possible action in the Senate on legislation that would ease restrictions on coordinated spending between candidates and party committees: “Candidates and the parties in whose names they run should [...]
By Felice Belman Remember the Mayday PAC, the super PAC created to put an end to . . . super PACs? Mayday, headed by Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig, supports significant reform to the nation’s campaign finance system. In a weird bit of irony, a group called the Center for Competitive Politics has filed a complaint against Mayday, accusing [...]