Daily Media Links 4/5: New Jersey Least Corrupt? Ha, Ha, Who’s Bankrolling the Election? , and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: New Jersey Least Corrupt? Ha, Ha  by Paul Sherman and CCP Academic Advisor David Primo For starters, the study never actually defines what it means by corruption. Instead, the risk of corruption is defined by the presence or absence of certain laws—such as strict campaign-finance limits and lobbying disclosure—that good-government […]

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Taking on the State Integrity Investigation

CCP Academic Advisor David Primo and the Institute for Justice’s Paul Sherman have an op-ed in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal discussing “good government” groups’ claims about political corruption.  The article looks at the State Integrity Investigation, spearheaded by the Center for Public Integrity, which ranked New Jersey as the state with the lowest risk of […]

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CCP Files Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Ring

DATELINE: April 4, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961   Alexandria, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) has  joined with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) in filing an amicus brief in the case of United States v. Ring, supporting the defendant and his First Amendment rights. Kevin Ring, a lobbyist, was tried […]

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Daily Media Update 4/4: Scott Brown Donates $35K to Autism Charity to Satisfy Anti-Super PAC Pledge, Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks, and more…

Independent groups ABC News: Scott Brown Donates $35K to Autism Charity to Satisfy Anti-Super PAC Pledge by Amy Bingham After an oil lobbying group ran radio ads on his behalf, Brown was required to donate half the dollar amount spent on the ads to the charity of Warren’s choice under the stipulations of a pledge […]

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Daily Media Links 4/3: They’re Trying To Intimidate Us, Just Like They Did With The NAACP, and more…

Independent groups TPM Muckraker: Karl Rove: They’re Trying To Intimidate Us, Just Like They Did With The NAACP (VIDEO) by Ryan J. Reilly In the 1940s and 50s, a number of states attorneys general attempted to force a particular 501(c)4 to disclose its donors, the purpose was to intimidate people into not giving to that organization,” […]

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Amicus Brief: United States of America v. Kevin Ring

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: New Jersey Least Corrupt? Ha, Ha

New Jersey Least Corrupt? Ha, Ha By CCP Academic Advisor David Primo and Paul Sherman Exaggerated claims about political corruption from self-styled good-government groups are nothing new. Often they’re made with no data to back them up. Perhaps more dangerous is when the claims are supported with bad data, yet reported faithfully by the media […]

Filed Under: State In the News, New Jersey

Moyers Pushes Scary Rhetoric on Campaign Disclosure

I don’t what’s more offensive about this piece by Bill Moyers that appeared in today’s Huffington Post: that he uses scare-tactic rhetoric such as “plutocrats” and “media monolith” in an effort to get people to  make a little trip down to their local TV stations and request copies of those stations’ ad buy invoices, or […]

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Daily Media Links 4/2: GOP mega-donors slow to switch candidates, Crankocracy In America , and more…

Independent groups Politico: GOP mega-donors slow to switch candidates  by Robin Bravender Big GOP super PAC donors have been stubbornly standing by their favorite presidential candidates — even those with doomed campaigns.    Read more…   The New Republic: Crankocracy In America  by Timothy Noah Who really benefitted from Citizens United?  Read more… Washington Post: Super PACs, donors […]

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