In the News: Bloomberg: Obama and the FEC: Six Vacancies, No Nominations

By Jonathan D. Salant …Former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, which opposes limits on campaign spending, said the lack of new appointees doesn’t make a difference. “The law was specifically drafted for that agency so commissioners can carry on,” he said. “They have full powers.”… Read full article…

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Daily Media Links 4/30: Brad Smith Discusses Future of FEC Tomorrow at GW, U.S. District Court Rules Against Anonymous Blogging About Candidates, and more…

CCP   Brad Smith Discusses Future of FEC Tomorrow at GW  By Sarah Lee ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) founder and chairman Brad Smith, a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), will be in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, at the George Washington University at 12:15 pm to discuss […]

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David Keating on Huffington Post Live: Making Corporations Disclose Political Donations

CCP President David Keating spoke with Huffington Post Live on corporate disclosure of political donations:

Filed Under: Blog, Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog

In the News: Washington Post: Why don’t Americans care more about campaign finance reform?

Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement write about the attitudes towards campaign finance reform, quoting CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith. …But Bradley Smith, who served as the FEC’s chair a decade after Potter and now chairs the Center for Competitive Politics, said the expiration of commissioners’ terms is not “an emergency” since they can serve past […]

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Event: “The Future of the Federal Election Commission”

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Daily Media Links 4/29: First of the spring proxy votes again show little shareholder interest in corporate political disclosure, The Corporate Lobbying Proxy War, and more…

CCP   First of the spring proxy votes again show little shareholder interest in corporate political disclosure By Bradley A. Smith With corporate shareholders stubbornly refusing to unilaterally surrender in conflicts over public policy, expect these denizens of “shareholder interests” to try to muscle their political disarmament proposals through federal agencies on a partisan basis, […]

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Plaintiff Libertarian National Committee's Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Alter or Amend

Plaintiff Libertarian National Committee’s Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Alter or Amend This case is roughly two years old, and has occupied a great deal of both the Parties’ and this Court’s time and attention. The legal question has always been whether Plaintiff’s challenge is frivolous or insubstantial. This Court found that, as regards the […]

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Brad Smith Discusses Future of FEC Tomorrow at GW

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) founder and chairman Brad Smith, a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), will be in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, at the George Washington University at 12:15 pm to discuss the future of the FEC (watch event live here). The discussion will be moderated by Melanie […]

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CCP Comments on Constitutional Issues with New Jersey Assembly Measure No. 3863

The Honorable Sheila Y. Oliver The Honorable Reed Gusciora Re:  Constitutional Issues with Assembly Measure No. 3863 Dear Speaker Oliver, Assemblyman Gusciora, and Members of the Assembly: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional issues with portions of Assembly Measure No. 3863. Among other things, this […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: The Corporate Lobbying Proxy War

An editorial in the WSJ: It’s corporate proxy season, which can only mean more political pressure on companies to stop spending money on politics. This year the plan of Big Labor and the George Soros-funded Center for Political Accountability is pressuring business to disclose all spending related to politics as well as to lobby the […]

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