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Cato Institute: Mayday PAC’s Missteps (David Keating) (In the News)

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.

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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 [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Chamber of Commerce: Why Free Enterprise Needs Free Speech (In the News)

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 [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 12/4: Can political groups raise money for the mere idea of a woman president?, Facebook doesn’t transform free speech into a lesser right, and more…

In the News Chamber of Commerce: Why Free Enterprise Needs Free Speech  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, [...]

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Chamber of Commerce: Event: Free Speech and Business (In the News)

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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Daily Media Links 12/3: Left’s latest assault on First Amendment nothing new, The Limits of Legislative Transparency, and more…

In the News Cato: Mayday PAC’s Missteps 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.   Listen…   Chamber of Commerce: Event: Free Speech and Business Note: Features CCP [...]

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Daily Media Links 12/2: The Sons (and Daughters) of Donors Also Rise, Clamor Rises to Rewrite the U.S. Constitution, and more…

Independent Groups   Politico: The sons (and daughters) of donors also rise   By Kenneth P. Vogel “When they lost those two donors last year, it was really debilitating,” a prominent conservative fundraiser said of American Crossroads. Thus, the most influential political money networks on the left and the right have increasingly encouraged their donors’ kids to attend the closed-door [...]

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Statement on Easing Party Coordination Spending Restrictions

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 [...]

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Boston Globe: A post-campaign super PAC fight (In the News)

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 [...]

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Daily Media Links 12/1: ‘Lost’ IRS Emails Found, A Facebook Change Makes It Harder for Political Campaigns to See Your Friends, Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm, and more…

In the News Boston Globe: A post-campaign super PAC fight   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 [...]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links