Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced a federal lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order has been filed on behalf of Ron Calzone against the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC). Calzone has been targeted by Missouri State Capitol insiders and the MEC for his volunteer advocacy for individual liberty, free […]
By Andy Reid
The money keeps flowing into this year’s race because both Republicans and Democrats think winning Florida’s seat can help them win control of the Senate, according to David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics.
“Florida is probably one of the biggest competitive states. There are a lot of media markets all over the state. It costs a lot money to run in Florida,” said Keating, whose organization advocates for easing limits on campaign spending…
Keating, of the Center for Competitive Politics, said the outside money isn’t likely going to change how Rubio and Murphy would act if elected. Instead, the money and where it comes from gives an indication of how the candidates’ existing positions on the issues, he said.
“It’s pretty unlikely that either one is going to change their views on the issues,” Keating said.
Late last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren renewed a conflict with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White, calling on President Obama to remove her from her post. Senator Warren has long pursued a misguided crusade to use the SEC to require disclosure of private contributions from business entities to trade associations and advocacy groups, […]
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By Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones
Major campaign spending organizations closely tied to Democratic and Republican leaders and funded by undisclosed donations-known by critics as “dark money”-have spent $26 million in key Senate races in 2016 but have significantly reduced their TV ad spending in the final weeks of the campaign, according to a Bloomberg BNA analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG data…
David Keating, president of the nonprofit Center for Competitive Politics, which opposes restrictions on political spending, dismissed the idea of dark money in general.
“It’s a pejorative term that also includes groups like the Sierra Club,” Keating told Bloomberg BNA. “And the amounts given by 501(c)(4)s are small in comparison to other groups. It’s only about 3 percent of political donations.”