Daily Media Links 3/30: Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act, GOP senators say Dems want to muzzle opponents with Disclose Act, and more…

In the News Campaigns and Elections: Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act by Allen Dickerson The Senate Rules Committee will consider a revamped version of the previously dead DISCLOSE Act on Thursday. The bill, which has 38 Democratic co-sponsors and no Republicans, would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to require additional disclosure requirements […]

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Dickerson: Non-profits Should be Wary of DISCLOSE Act

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson recently penned an op-ed in Campaigns & Elections on the danger that passage of the DISCLOSE Act poses to non-profits. The problem with this legislation is that in its zeal for disclosure, it would impose enormous requirements on precisely the sort of traditional, widely favored actions nonprofit advocacy groups have been […]

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Ah hah!

“What the Supreme Court did [in Citizens United v. FEC] is a combination of arrogance, naiveté and stupidity the likes of which I have never seen,” says John McCain. We always suspected he had never read the McCain-Feingold bill.

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Daily Media Links 3/29: The Comeback of Campaign Finance, Resistance to FCC broadcast disclosure rules for political ads puzzles advocates, and more…

In the News Roll Call: The Comeback of Campaign Finance   by Eliza Newlin Carney “In light of the changed landscape since the law, I think it’s almost indisputable that the law is hurting political parties,” concurred Bradley Smith, chairman and co-founder of the Center for Competitive Politics.  Read more… Daily Caller: Resistance to FCC broadcast […]

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Money in Politics is Only Dangerous to Incumbents

Today CCP President David Keating testified before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration (video included).  The hearing, which discussed S. 2219, is the most recent effort by the reform community to expand non-profit disclosure requirements. This latest effort comes on the heels of a number of previous attempts to dramatically expand the amount of information […]

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In the News: Campaigns & Elections: Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act

Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act By Allen Dickerson The Senate Rules Committee will consider a revamped version of the previously dead DISCLOSE Act on Thursday. The bill, which has 38 Democratic co-sponsors and no Republicans, would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to require additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor unions and […]

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Senate hears witness testimony on “DISCLOSE” Act Thursday

DATELINE: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, Center for Competitive Politics 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CCP President David Keating will present testimony tomorrow morning before the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration concerning S. 2219, the “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act of 2012” (DISCLOSE Act […]

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In the News: Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: Virginia deserved a better grade on corruption risk test

Virginia deserved a better grade on corruption risk test By David Keating The March 24 editorial “Virginia gets an ‘F ’ ” claimed that Virginia’s laws invite corruption and cited a new study by the Center for Public Integrity that rated the states on their corruption risk and pointed out that Virginia is one of just a […]

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Daily Media Links 3/28: Bloomberg Media’s ‘View’ discloses campaign finance ignorance, McCain predicts “huge” U.S. campaign finance scandals, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Bloomberg Media’s ‘View’ discloses campaign finance ignorance by Bradley Smith The FEC already provides incredible transparency in campaign finance. Every political committee — including PACs, super-PACs, candidates and party committees — must report all contributions and all expenditures to the FEC. Spenders that are not political committees — non-profits, corporations, […]

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Daily Media Links 3/27: Could Democratic fears of a Republican super PAC ‘avalanche’ be exaggerated?, Don’t Blame The Supreme Court For Citizens United — Blame Congress, The FEC And The IRS, and more…

In the News Washington Post: Could Democratic fears of a Republican super PAC ‘avalanche’ be exaggerated? by Dan Eggen “I think there’s a real possibility that super PACs won’t be that important in the general election after all,” said Bradley A. Smith, a former Republican-appointed chairman of the Federal Election Commission who advocates fewer restrictions on […]

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.