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Washington Examiner: McCutcheon hysterics should breathe deep and look at facts (In the News)

By Luke Wachob A new report analyzing the policy implications of the Supreme Court’s biggest campaign finance case of the year, McCutcheon v. FEC, suggests that the controversy surrounding the decision is severely overblown. Prior to the case, few people seemed to care about, or even be aware of, aggregate contribution limit laws, which limit […]

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The Hartford Guardian: CT Ends Contribution Cap After Court Decision (In the News)

From the Hartford Guardian: The Center for Competitive Politics has urged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to respond quickly to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, a ruling that ensures that Connecticut does not continue to violate its citizens’ First Amendment rights. In McCutcheon, the Court ruled that citizens could not be limited in how much they spend overall on contributions to political candidates, parties and PACs […]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, Contribution Limits State, In the News, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Quotes CCP, State, State In the News, Connecticut

Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Groups seek to overturn Wyo. campaign finance law (In the News)

By Trevor Brown The Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based group that advocates for free political speech, recently made this point in a letter sent to Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials. “To ensure compliance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Wyoming should repeal its law as soon as possible,” the […]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, Contribution Limits State, In the News, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Quotes CCP, State, State In the News, Wyoming

In the News: MPBN: Maine Sen. King: ‘Dark Money’ Threatens U.S. Democracy

By Tom Porter But as the debate over campaign finance picks up steam in Washington, Maine election officials are also confronting the issue. This week, a Virginia-based advocacy group, called the Center for Competitive Politics, sent a letter to state officials, urging Maine to repeal a state law imposing limits on campaign contributions, or risk a lawsuit. The group’s […]

Filed Under: In the News, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Quotes CCP

In the News: Portland Press Herald: Group opposing donor limits urges Maine to comply with SCOTUS ruling

By Steve Mistler In a letter to Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat, and legislative leaders, CCP urged state officials to either change or not enforce a state law preventing individual donors from spending more than $25,000 on candidate committees during an election cycle. The current law does not apply to individual limits to […]

Filed Under: In the News, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Quotes CCP, Maine

In the News: Maine Sun Journal: As King takes aim at campaign ‘dark money,’ Virginia group prods Maine to lift donor contribution limits

By Scott Thistle Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating said Maine law limiting the amount individuals can donate to a candidate or campaign are in direct conflict with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the issue, McCutcheon vs. FEC. In a letter to lawmakers, LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills, Keating urged Maine officials “to […]

Filed Under: In the News, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Quotes CCP, Maine

In the News: More Soft Money Hard Law: A Few Words on “Hypocrites” and “Zealots”

By Bob Bauer A lot of the yelling and screaming heard about McCutcheon has recently migrated into the debate about disclosure. Charles Krauthammer has complained that the zealots have ruined disclosure as a policy option by misusing donor information to launch attacks on them. And Brad Smith took to the webpages of the Center for Competitive Politics to refute the charge that on […]

Filed Under: In the News, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Quotes CCP

In the News: MinnPost: Campaign Finance Lawsuits In Minnesota And Other States Take Aim At Contribution Limits

By Devin Henry “There’s nothing in the [McCutcheon] decision itself that says you can’t go after contribution limits, but it does say that these contribution limits have to have some rationale behind them,” said David Keating, the president of the Center for Competitive Politics. “I think the courts are going to apply a more skeptical […]

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In the News: Money talks louder after supreme court decision

By Allan Kew The world of political campaign financing has changed with the striking of the US Supreme Court gavel. In the recent ruling of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that the regulation of individual aggregate contribution to political parties and candidates in election cycles was unconstitutional. Read more…

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In the News: USA Today: Supreme Court ruling sets off race for bigger donations

By Fredreka Schouten In the end, laws in as many as 18 states and the District of Columbia may be vulnerable to challenge – either because they limit how much an individual can contribute to all candidates or parties or impose other restrictions that run counter to the high court’s reasoning in McCutcheon, the Center for Competitive Politics […]

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