Edwards Mistrial, CCP Response

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Following news of the not guilty verdict on one count today and a declaration of a mistrial on the other counts in John Edwards’ campaign finance trial, Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) President David Keating released the following statement: “After incurring the enormous costs of […]

Filed Under: Blog, Featured Content, Newsroom, campaign finance, John Edwards, District Of Columbia, North Carolina

In the News: Politico: Edwards’s close call on Bunny money

Edwards’s close call on Bunny money By Allison Hayward We should be grateful that the John Edwards jury has reached its verdict – and found Edwards not guilty on one count of taking an illegal campaign contribution. A guilty verdict could have meant much trouble for all campaign finance regulation. If Edwards had been found […]

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Hayward on-air at 2:06 pm 5/31/12 discussing super PAC spending

Allison Hayward, CCP VP for Policy, will be live on-air at 2:06 pm EST discussing super PAC spending at 89.3 KPCC, broadcasting out of Southern California. She’ll be joined by Tom Perriello, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Listen in real time by clicking the “Listen Live” button on the upper […]

Filed Under: In the News, Newsroom, California

Daily Media Links 5/31: Are Obama’s campaign aides fooling themselves, Hoyer demurs on notion of anti-incumbent wave, and more…

In the News Politico: Jail for Edwards over Bunny money? By ALLISON HAYWARD As the John Edwards jury deliberates,  we should focus not just on his potential incarceration,  but on what a guilty verdict could mean for all campaign finance regulation. Read more… CCP New York Legislators Try Banning Anonymous Internet Speech  By Joe Trotter Attempting […]

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New York Legislators Try Banning Anonymous Internet Speech

New York State Senator Thomas O’Mara recently proposed legislation that would ban anonymous postings on websites in his state.  The bill requires citizens posting on any blog, social network, message board or other forum, to turn over their full names, home addresses and IP address to web site administrators for public posting. Although the bill […]

Filed Under: Blog, anonymous internet speech, ban, New York, O'mara, New York

Daily Media Links 5/30: Romney Campaign Hits Obama on Solyndra, Mark Kirk hit with FEC complaint by ex-wife, and more…

Independent groups Politico: Citizens United: Democracy for sale By TOM PERRIELLO and AMY ROSENBAUM When the Supreme Court struck down the core of our country’s campaign finance laws in 2010,  in the landmark Citizens United case,  most of America didn’t take notice. After all,  politicians already looked too cozy with the wealthy donors who bankrolled […]

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Daily Media Links 5/29: Romney uses lessons from bruising GOP primary to fight back against Obama, Obama’s Last Line of Defense, and more…

CCP Campaign Donations via Text May be on the Horizon By Sarah Lee It doesn’t happen often but sometimes the boys meet on the  political battlefield with white flags hoisted and agree — not agree to disagree,  but actually agree — that something is a good idea Read more… Independent groups Reuters: House Democratic ‘Super PAC’ […]

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SEC Rulemaking Should Not be a Popularity Contest

Today, two Ivy League law professors touted the groundswell of support for an SEC petition that would require corporations to disclose otherwise-immaterial political spending – including contributions and dues to industry associations that could, hypothetically, in turn engage in political advocacy. Specifically, the professors note that more than 250,000 comments have been submitted to the […]

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Campaign Donations via Text May be on the Horizon

It doesn’t happen often but sometimes the boys meet on the  political battlefield with white flags hoisted and agree — not agree to disagree, but actually agree — that something is a good idea. From The Wall Street Journal: “Campaign finance policy debates are marked by strong differences of opinion,” said President Obama’s election lawyer […]

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Daily Media Links 5/25: Rescuing ‘We, the People,’ Instructions may complicate Edwards jury’s task, and more…

Independent groups Bloomberg: How Super-PACs Will Keep the Campaign Clean By Jonathan Alter Strangely enough,  the 2012 presidential campaign,  expected to be the dirtiest in modern memory,  may end up being relatively clean. Read more… Bloomberg: Grandfather’s Millions Make Paul Fan A Political Player By Greg Giroux John Ramsey became old enough to buy a Carlsberg […]

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