Politico Pro: Mysterious FEC legal report on Crossroads finally made public (In the News)

Theodric Meyer Allen Dickerson, the Center for Competitive Politics’ legal director, said he identified two major differences between the report the FEC made public, which outlined the general counsel’s official legal reasoning in the Crossroads case, and the earlier one it fought to keep hidden. In the first report, the FEC’s lawyers argued that Crossroads […]

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Daily Media Links 12/16: Lawmakers strike major spending deal, The IRS Targets Political Donors, and more…

In the News Politico Pro: Mysterious FEC legal report on Crossroads finally made public Theodric Meyer Allen Dickerson, the Center for Competitive Politics’ legal director, said he identified two major differences between the report the FEC made public, which outlined the general counsel’s official legal reasoning in the Crossroads case, and the earlier one it […]

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National Review: McConnell Can Make Super PACs Obsolete (In the News)

David Bossie Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to repeal the limits on how much political parties may spend in coordination with their candidates. The congressional Freedom Caucus is skeptical of the proposal, because party spending is often heavily tilted toward “establishment” candidates. Other conservative groups, such as the Center for Competitive Politics, enthusiastically […]

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Daily Media Links 12/15: Meddling IRS overreaches again, Emily’s List accuses Rep. Chris Van Hollen of going after its donors, and more…

In the News National Review: McConnell Can Make Super PACs Obsolete David Bossie Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to repeal the limits on how much political parties may spend in coordination with their candidates. The congressional Freedom Caucus is skeptical of the proposal, because party spending is often heavily tilted toward “establishment” candidates. […]

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Coalition Letter in Support of “Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act” (H.R. 1104) in Tax Extenders Legislation

PDF of the House letter available here. | PDF of the Senate letter available here. Dear Member of Congress: The undersigned civil liberties, free expression, and nonprofit advocacy groups and attorneys who represent advocacy organizations have a wide variety of views on the political spectrum. However, we are united in writing to express our strong […]

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The Federalist: After John Doe Darkness, A New Dawn In Wisconsin (In the News)

Paul Jossey In short, Wisconsin has transformed itself from one of the worst anti-speech campaign finance states to one of the best. Now political John Does are no more, the Government Accountability Board (GAB) that oversaw Wisconsin’s elections has been disbanded, and the state’s campaign finance laws have been refined and restated in a more […]

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Daily Media Links 12/14: Yes to McConnell’s rider, A Super PAC Was Actually Fined For Breaking The Rules, and more…

In the News The Federalist: After John Doe Darkness, A New Dawn In Wisconsin Paul Jossey In short, Wisconsin has transformed itself from one of the worst anti-speech campaign finance states to one of the best. Now political John Does are no more, the Government Accountability Board (GAB) that oversaw Wisconsin’s elections has been disbanded, […]

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Unredacted Crossroads GPS FEC Decision Now Available On CCP Website

Alexandria, VA – Today the Federal Election Commission (FEC) agreed to produce a controversial agency report to settle a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) brought against the agency. The document sets out the FEC Office of General Counsel’s original analysis concerning a complaint against Crossroads GPS that was dismissed by […]

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Daily Media Links 12/11: Freedom Caucus: Top Priority for Spending Bill Is Stricter Screenings of Syrian, Iraqi Refugees, Jeb Bush’s operation appears to have set $32.5 million on fire, and more…

CCP More Good News for Free Speech in the AP-NORC Poll Luke Wachob Most notably, a plurality of Americans (47 percent) say that individuals should be able to give unlimited amounts directly to candidates. While support for unlimited contributions is often portrayed as a fringe position by the media, nearly half the country would like […]

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