Daily Media Links 11/3: The 2016 race has debunked all that ‘dark money’ hysteria, Cruz asks feds to save documents in IRS probe, and more…

In the News Maine Wire: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Spend More? Luke Wachob The narrative that tax–financed campaigns have been a success in Maine is a creation of politicians who prefer to get money without having to ask for it, coupled with activists who want to see government play a larger role in […]

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Lessig’s Failed Campaign Shows Public’s Lack of Enthusiasm for More Restrictions on Political Speech

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) released the following statement about the end of the Presidential campaign of Lawrence “Larry” Lessig: “Larry Lessig’s short-lived, quixotic campaign for President proves, yet again, that voters are far more interested in issues like jobs, the economy, health care, terrorism, foreign policy, and taxes than they […]

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Daily Media Links 11/2: Cruz’s silent super PACs a growing worry for campaign, The Public Financing Question, and more…

CCP Did Lessig Fudge the Numbers? Brad Smith Last summer, Harvard Professor Larry Lessig said he would run for president if he raised $1 million by Labor Day. He didn’t, as Lachlan Markay reported in The Washington Free Beacon. “Raised,” at least in my experience, means what you actually brought in, not promises or pledges to give… […]

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