CCP’s Keating debates John McCain at Money in Politics Panel

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today participated in a panel on money in politics and CCP President David Keating held his own on a panel that was mostly unfriendly to the idea that money equals speech when it comes to campaign expenditures. Sitting literally in the middle of a group that includes powerhouses such […]

Filed Under: Blog, Featured Content, Buddy Roemer, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, David keating, John McCain, money in politics, Panel, District Of Columbia

Manhattan Institute: The Upcoming Annual Meeting Season

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Daily Media Links 3/26: Campaign power in wrong hands, Lobbyists, Guns and Money, and more…

Independent groups The Hill: Campaign power in wrong hands  by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) Our elections should be a marketplace of ideas. Instead, they increasingly look like an auction that rewards the highest bidder. The damaging influence of money on our campaigns dates back decades, but the Supreme Court opened up the floodgates with its woefully […]

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CCP’s David Keating Participating in Money in Politics Panel Tuesday, March 27

NEWS RELEASE DATELINE: Monday, March 26, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961   Alexandria, Va. —  The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) President David Keating will be part of “money-in-politics” panel tomorrow morning at 8:30 am at The Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C. The panel, hosted by Thomson Reuters, […]

Filed Under: Featured Content, Newsroom, Press Releases, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, John McCain, money in politics, Newseum, Panel, super PACs, District Of Columbia

The Anniversary of SpeechNow.org and the Rise of the Super PAC

Citizens United gets all of the attention: the protests, the whole being called the “Dred Scott of our generation” thing. But if you really think that super PACs are the root of all evil, then you ought to take your attention elsewhere. All Citizens United permitted was corporate or union independent expenditures. Under Citizens United, as long as it did […]

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SpeechNow.org v. FEC — protecting free speech for the last 2 years

News Release Dateline: 3/23/2012 Contact: Sarah Lee , Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961 SpeechNow.org v. FEC — protecting free speech for the last 2 years On Monday, March 26, 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), will celebrate its 2 year anniversary. Free speech proponents everywhere, […]

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Daily Media Links 3/23: Super PACs Turn Two Years Old Did Super PACs Harm the 2012 Primaries?, and more…

Independent groups Institute for Justice: Super PACs Turn Two Years Old  SpeechNow.org and its members, represented by IJ and the Center for Competitive Politics, challenged the federal limits in February 2008. On March 26, 2010, the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously held that the limits were unconstitutional as applied to groups like SpeechNow.org, which make […]

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Poll: Voters, Fueled by Media Reports, Show Misunderstanding of Citizens United

Two years and two election cycles into the Super PAC era, the media firestorm against free speech and association has been palpable. A Google search of the term “Super PAC” reveals dozens of articles warning about the evils of such entities and their supposed negative impact on democracy. Many news accounts mislead or confuse readers […]

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Do Voters Understand Super PACs?

Two years and two election cycles into the Super PAC era, the media firestorm against free speech and association has been palpable. A Google search of the term “Super PAC” reveals dozens of articles warning about the evils of such entities and their supposed negative impact on democracy. In this Issue Review, Jason M. Farrell […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: Bloomberg Media’s ‘View’ discloses campaign finance ignorance

Bloomberg Media’s ‘View’ discloses campaign finance ignorance By Bradley A. Smith “[T]he Federal Election Commission has shown itself to be virtually incapable of ensuring transparency in campaign finance,” write the “View” editors at Bloomberg Media. “[I]t would be nice if someone else picked up the slack.” The editors think they have the answer. They note […]

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