Daily Media Links 7/26: Groups ask FEC to blur lines between candidates, super PACs and nonprofits, Bundlers Give to Both Parties, and more…

Independent groups Politico: Dawn of the Mommy and Daddy PACs  By KENNETH P. VOGEL Talk about helicopter parents: Candidates’ rich mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters increasingly are pouring cash into super PACs that support their loved ones’ campaigns — a phenomenon that critics say tests the bounds of both contribution limits and rules barring coordination between […]

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Daily Media Links 7/25: Senate Democrats Push Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United, How super PACs are saving Mitt Romney, and more…

In the News US News: Senate Democrats Push Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United   By SETH CLINE “Really, although people don’t like to hear it, [Citizens United] has been very successful,” says Brad Smith, chairman of the conservative Center for Competitive Politics. “We’ve had more competitive races, higher turnout, more voices being heard. There’s just […]

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Daily Media Links 7/24: Big companies spend less on lobbying, K Street’s continuing slump, and more…

CCP The Reality of the DISCLOSE Act  By Sarah Lee Brad Smith was interviewed Friday on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal where he was asked about the newest version of the DISCLOSE Act. He reiterates the problems with every version of the DISCLOSE Act — that the legislation in ever iteration is, at its heart, a partisan […]

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Amicus Brief: Kilroy v. Husted

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CCP Files Amicus Brief Against 11th Amendment Dismissal in Ohio

DATELINE: Monday, July 23, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CCP’s Legal Department has filed a “friend of the court” brief in Kilroy v. Husted, a case currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after being dismissed on 11th Amendment grounds. CCP is arguing that a lower court erred in requiring enforcement to be “imminent” before allowing […]

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The Reality of the DISCLOSE Act

Brad Smith was interviewed Friday on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal where he was asked about the newest version of the DISCLOSE Act. He reiterates the problems with every version of the DISCLOSE Act — that the legislation in ever iteration is, at its heart, a partisan piece of legislation that seeks to keep some groups from […]

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Daily Media Links 7/23: Mitt Romney doubles campaign spending in June, Obama Spends the Most, but Romney Raises More, and more…

In the News Washington Journal: Brad Smith Topic: Guest will discuss his opposition to the recently defeated DISCLOSE Act,  the emergence of Super PACs in the 2012 presidential race,  and the overall impact of unregulated money in politics. Watch… CCP Brad Smith Live on C-SPAN this morning at 9:15 am  By Sarah Lee The show […]

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Daily Media Links 7/20: Big Money in Politics or Business as Usual?, Morgan Freeman Lends his “Voice” to Obama, and more…

CCP Big Money in Politics or Business as Usual?  By Sarah Lee CCP President David Keating took part in a discussion of money in politics on a California NPR-affiliated radio show (KCRW) Tuesday. Read more… Morgan Freeman Lends his “Voice” to Obama  By Sarah Lee Yes, he lends his voice in the form of $1 […]

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Brad Smith Live on C-SPAN this morning at 9:15 am

CCP founder and chairman Brad Smith will be featured on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning, Friday, July 20, at 9:15 am. C-SPAN CEO Susan Swain will host.  Brad is scheduled for 10-15 minute interview before taking viewer calls and questions via email and Twitter. The show will be streamed live on on http://www.c-span.org/Series/Washington-Journal/, and will be archived and available […]

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Morgan Freeman Lends his “Voice” to Obama

So…can we all just finally get on the same page that money in politics actually does equate to speech in politics? As the esteemed Morgan Freeman states (emphasis mine), in giving $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action: “President Obama has done a remarkable job in terrible circumstances,” he said in a […]

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