Daily Media Links 2/24: Mega-donors shy away from fight with Trump, The Activist Nurse Union SuperPAC That Is Helping Bernie Sanders Stoke the Bern, and more…

In the News MSNBC: Campaign finance activists try to explain Jeb Bush’s $130 million fail Benjy Sarlin “Bush’s failed campaign and Scott Walker’s and Chris Christie’s — I could go on — all indicate how overblown the complaints are about Citizens United,” Floyd Abrams, an attorney and commentator who’s defended Citizens United on free speech […]

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Fairfield Sun Times: Motl Targets New Area For Speech Control: The Courtroom (In the News)

Will Swaim Motl made the Feb. 12 request for sanctions in a Rule 11 filing. In it, Motl “respectfully requests that the Court preclude Wittich from inquiring into any matters related to personal animosity, bias, selective enforcement of other improper motive on the part of COPP Jonathan Motl.” Legal observers say such motions are unusual. […]

Filed Under: In the News, Newsroom, Quotes CCP

Did Crossroads GPS “Bamboozle” the IRS?

Would you let Lois Lerner decide if your nonprofit organization deserved a tax exemption? The answer may depend on whether you recognize the woman who headed the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Division at the time it targeted conservative organizations (and some liberal ones). And, of course, whether your organization might be considered conservative or […]

Filed Under: Blog, IRS and the Tea Party, Crossroads GPS, Jason Torchinsky, Jeffery Yablon, ProPublica

Daily Media Links 2/23: Donald Trump warns owners of Chicago Cubs ‘better be careful’ after funding campaign against him, The Jeb Bush Blame Game, and more…

Donor Privacy Washington Post: Donald Trump warns owners of Chicago Cubs ‘better be careful’ after funding campaign against him Matea Gold Donald Trump went after the family that owns the Chicago Cubs on Monday after campaign finance filings revealed that its matriarch, Marlene Ricketts, provided $3 million in seed money for a super PAC running […]

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Amicus Brief: Justice v. Hosemann in Support of Petitioners

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Montana Standard: Emails show Bullock’s office quietly influenced ‘dark money’ rules (In the News)

James DeHaven Last year, Gov. Steve Bullock’s office quietly helped rewrite Montana’s political rulebook — contributing edits, reviewing drafts, and nixing proposed changes to controversial regulations meant to implement the state’s divisive Disclose Act. Hundreds of pages of correspondence obtained through a records request filed by the Independent Record detail two Bullock staffers’ intimate involvement […]

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Wall Street Journal: The Super Pac Bust (In the News)

WSJ Editorial Board Campaign fundraising may preoccupy the press corps, but it isn’t dominating the presidential race. A new analysis from the Center for Competitive Politics shows that the amount of spending by candidates and their Super Pacs was negatively correlated with results in Iowa and New Hampshire. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is illustrating […]

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Daily Media Links 2/22: Nearly $100 million in super PAC money couldn’t save Jeb Bush, Supreme Court Appointment Could Reshape American Life, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: The Super Pac Bust WSJ Editorial Board Campaign fundraising may preoccupy the press corps, but it isn’t dominating the presidential race. A new analysis from the Center for Competitive Politics shows that the amount of spending by candidates and their Super Pacs was negatively correlated with results in Iowa […]

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Bush Proves (Again) That Money Doesn’t Buy Elections

Alexandria, VA –  The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit working to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition, released the following statement today in response to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s decision to drop out of the race for President: “Money can’t buy love, or votes,” said […]

Filed Under: Blog, Money in Politics, Press Releases, 2016 Presidential Campaign, Jeb Bush

Daily Media Links 2/19: FEC Chairman Hopes ‘Smaller Things’ Grow Consensus, Senate Republicans Face Ire From Editorial Boards Over Supreme Court Stance, and more…

FEC Bloomberg: FEC Chairman Hopes ‘Smaller Things’ Grow Consensus Kenneth P. Doyle Matthew Petersen, the Federal Election Commission’s Republican chairman for 2016, has a quiet demeanor that contrasts sharply with his outspoken predecessor, Ann Ravel, a Democrat who held the FEC’s rotating chairmanship last year. Petersen’s agenda for the agency also is a contrast with—if […]

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