Daily Media links 8/28: Convention is not siren call for K Street firms, Anti-Obama documentary drawing crowds, and more…

Independent groups Politico: GOP groups blanket Tampa airwaves with ads  By TARINI PARTI Americans for Prosperity, 60 Plus Association, American Crossroads and its nonprofit affiliate Crossroads GPS and Restore Our Future have spent at least a combined $430,000 on ad buys on Tampa’s ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates for the week of the convention.    […]

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Daily Media Links 8/27: For Big Givers, Cash and Clout Arrive Together, Republican Spending Advantage Growing, and more…

Independent groups Huffington Post: The Sage of Monticello Would Be Turning Over in his Grave  By Jamin Raskin Surely the good Justice cannot be referring to the same Jefferson who wrote, on November 12, 1816, “I hope we shall… crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government […]

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Daily Media Links 8/24: ‘Super PAC App’ knows when political ads stretch the truth, TV stations love super PACs, and more…

In the News Politico: TV stations love super PACs  By TARINI PARTI “It’s like Christmas in September for broadcasters. And October,” said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics and former executive director of Club for Growth.    Read more… Wall Street Journal: The Governor Hosts His Own Party  By JACOB GERSHMAN   “If you […]

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Daily Media Links 8/23: Despite laws, NC legislators still ask lobbyists for money, Akin Should Drop Senate Bid, and more…

Independent groups CBS News: Film spotlights voters who have turned on Obama  By Scott Conroy Titled “The Hope and the Change,” the anti-Obama film was jointly financed by Citizens United and Victory Film Group — the production company helmed by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon.   Read more… Huffington Post: Super PAC Contributions Top $300 Million, Most […]

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CCP AOR Before FEC This Morning

The National Defense Committee’s Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) hearing takes place today at The Federal Election Commission (FEC). The hearing will begin at approximately 11:30 am and an audio file is available for streaming at the FEC open hearings page by clicking the live audio link. The AOR is a result of a collaboration between Center […]

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Daily Media Links 8/22: Todd Akin hurt by GOP cash withdrawals, Obama Plays Down Issue of Tone, and more…

In the News Market Watch: Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “Two Cheers for Super PACs: Money in Politics is Still Overregulated” at New Venue, September 12  David Keating, President of the Center for Competitive Politics and Jacob Sullum, senior editor of Reason, will argue in support of the motion. Jonathan Soros, Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt […]

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Daily Media Links 8/21: Obama Denies Any Role In Ad On Steelworker’s Wife, Jon Tester Campaign Questions Coordination Between Denny Rehberg, Karl Rove, and more…

Independent groups Pro Publica: How Nonprofits Spend Millions on Elections and Call it Public Welfare  By Kim Barker Matt Brooks describes the mission of the Republican Jewish Coalition as educating the Jewish community about critical domestic and foreign policy issues.   Read more… CBS: Non-profits outspending Super PACs By Alicia Budich, Robert Hendin The ad, […]

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Daily Media Links 8/20: In Thrall to Sheldon Adelson, Donor against marriage amendment will remain unnamed, and more…

Independent groups NRO: Was ‘Understands’ Coordinated?  By Stephen M. Hoersting The “Understands” ad, by Obama super PAC Priorities USA, insinuates that Mitt Romney is responsible for the death of the wife of former GST Steel employee Joe Soptic, five years before she died, simply because Soptic lost his job (and thus his health insurance) at a […]

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Daily Media Links 8/17: Regulators clear hurdle for political text message donations, Rep. Dennis Cardoza was negotiating new job for weeks, and more…

Independent groups Associated Press: Family Research Council Shooting Suspect Charged  WASHINGTON—A man who volunteered at a gay-community center had a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a box of ammunition when he said “I don’t like your politics” and shot a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative lobbying group, authorities said Thursday.   Read […]

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Daily Media Links 8/16: Citing ‘family needs,’ Rep. Cardoza resigns and joins DC law firm, President Obama, Mitt Romney running a most poisonous campaign, and more…

Independent groups AEI: Why Citizens United Has Nothing to Do with What Ails American Politics  By Ilya Shapiro Citizens United is one of the most misunderstood Supreme Court decisions ever. It doesn’t stand for what many people say it does.  Read more… Politico: Priorities USA ad shows free media still rules  By Robin Bravender The most controversial […]

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