Daily Media Links 2/28: Montana Senate backs campaign-finance bill, Jim Messina to open consulting firm, and more…

CCP   Appearance of Corruption  By Joe Trotter White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked about President Obama’s relationship with Organizing for Action on Monday.  Specifically, he was asked about the NY Times allegations that donors who give more than $500,000 to the organization would be granted quarterly meeting with the President.  Read more…   […]

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Appearance of Corruption

White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked about President Obama’s relationship with Organizing for Action on Monday.  Specifically, he was asked about the NY Times allegations that donors who give more than $500,000 to the organization would be granted quarterly meeting with the President.  Here is Carney’s response:   Mr. Carney, thank you for demonstrating […]

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Daily Media Links 2/27: Montana House backs increasing contributions to political candidates, State spends $34,000 so far defending Gessler in ethics probe, and more…

CCP   Who’s the reformer here?  By Sarah Lee Looks like Montana is following a Federal Lead in taking another look at contribution limits. On Monday, the House approved a bill to increase contributions to candidates.   Read more…   Independent Groups   Wall Street Journal: Was Anti-Hagel Ad Spending Worth It?  By Sara Murray The […]

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In the News: Salt Lake Tribune: House votes to close loophole allowing secret donors

Legal Director Allen Dickerson spoke with the Utah legislature last week about problems with forcing unnecessary disclosure.  From the Salt Lake Tribune: …Allen Dickerson, with the conservative Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, said in an earlier committee hearing that the bill essentially “takes a corporation and transitions it into a PAC … that’s not […]

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Media Watch: Campaign Finance and Slavery

Dredd Scott and Citizens United cases have something in common: they were both a challenge against government suppression of natural rights.  The validity of the comparison ends there. But apparently not for some legislators and newspaper pundits with axes to grind. Last week, Rep. Ed Markey of Massachussets compared the Citizens United decision to the Dred Scott decision. […]

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CCP Half-Pagers: The Truth About Campaign Finance

There are a number misconceptions and myths about campaign finance. CCP created these half-pagers to address some of these misconceptions: Three Myths About…Campaign Contribution Limits Three Myths About…Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Three Myths About…Disclosure Three Myths About…Money in Politics Three Myths About…Super PACs Three Myths About…Tax-Financed Campaigns What You Need to Know About…SpeechNow.org […]

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Who’s the reformer here?

Looks like Montana is following a Federal Lead in taking another look at contribution limits. On Monday, the House approved a bill to increase contributions to candidates. The House, on a mostly party line vote Monday, approved a major Republican bill to overhaul Montana campaign-finance laws by increasing the amount of allowable contributions made directly to […]

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Daily Media Links 2/26: When campaign finance laws are just regulatory overkill, Suspect in David Rivera campaign-finance scandal charged Friday with federal crimes, and more…

In the News   Salt Lake Tribune: House votes to close loophole allowing secret donors  By Lee Davidson However, Allen Dickerson, with the conservative Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, said in an earlier committee hearing that the bill essentially “takes a corporation and transitions it into a PAC … that’s not constitutional,” and would […]

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Daily Media Links 2/25: Sequester Spells Bitter K Street Failure, GOP super donor’s foundation leans left, and more…

CCP   Smith on HuffPost Live Debating Wertheimer on Election Law Revolution  By Sarah Lee In case you missed it, CCP Founder Brad Smith was on Huffington Post Live yesterday debating the Election Law Revolution happening in the wake of Citizens United as the Supreme Court decides to hear McCutcheon v. FEC. Smith is debating […]

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Dickerson Argues LNC v. FEC Monday Morning

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson will argue Monday morning, 9:30 am, in the case of Libertarian National Committee (LNC) v. FEC. The hearing will be before Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case argues that bequests should not be subject to the same restrictions as contributions from living individuals. The case was filed in 2011 and concerned the […]

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