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CCP Releases Analysis of Initiated Measure 22: The “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act”

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics, America’s largest nonprofit focusing on public education and defense of First Amendment political speech rights, released an analysis today by Senior Fellow Eric Wang regarding South Dakota’s Initiated Measure 22, otherwise known as the “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act.” To read the analysis, click here […]

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Warren and Whitehouse Deceive on Oil Industry Contributions

In their recent Washington Post op-ed, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) shower praise on the continuing efforts by Democratic attorneys general to criminalize speech they disagree with by investigating Exxon’s alleged climate change skepticism. But the main subject of the Senators’ ire was Congressional Republicans’ attempt to fight back against this egregious […]

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Are state parties a solution to political “chaos”?

“It’s chaos out there.” That’s how Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, describes the state of politics today. Rauch and Raymond J. La Raja, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a CCP Academic Advisor, believe that freeing state parties to play a more active […]

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More Good News for Free Speech in the AP-NORC Poll

Yesterday, I wrote about a new poll from the Associated Press and National Opinion Research Center revealing that a strong majority of Americans oppose tax-financed campaign programs and do not believe they reduce the influence of money in politics. The same poll also asked about contribution limits, Super PACs, disclosure laws, and general attitudes about […]

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Recommendations to Massachusetts Campaign Finance Task Force on Internet Ad Disclaimers and Election Cycle Contribution Limits

December 17, 2014 Mr. Michael Sullivan Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance John W. McCormack Building One Ashburton Place, Room 411 Boston, MA 02108 Download here… Re:      Recommendations to Massachusetts Campaign Finance Task Force on Internet Ad Disclaimers and Election Cycle Contribution Limits Dear Director Sullivan and members of the Campaign Finance Task Force: […]

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Watchdog.org: Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says (In the News)

By M.D. Kittle “CCP’s most significant concern with the Regulations stems from their tendency to increase, rather than limit, vagueness regarding what speech qualifies as an independent expenditure,” the nonprofit wrote. “… the Regulations make it significantly more difficult for speakers to determine, in advance, whether their desired speech will be an independent expenditure.” Instead, the new regs muddy the […]

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Wall Street Journal: Political Speech, Limited Time Offer (In the News)

Editorial Floridians Paul Jost and his wife Laura Holmes each want to donate the full $5,200 to candidates but are capped by the $2,600 ceiling because their contributions did not come until after the end of the primary election. Mr. Jost wants to donate $5,200 to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks against Democratic Rep. David Loebsack in […]

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More Soft Money Hard Law: The Contribution Limits As We Have Them, and the Varieties of Reform (In the News)

By Bob Bauer If the contribution limits are not violated, then their everyday normal operation generally escapes notice.  We just assume regular order; the campaign finance law works as it should.  A donor gives within the limit, the donation is reported, and all is well.  The Center for Competitive Politics has challenged this complacency and raised one interesting question […]

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Washington Post: Super PACs’ spending isn’t always welcomed by candidates they support (In the News)

By Karen Tumulty “It’s one of the major problems with the current campaign finance system. A candidate is no longer the loudest speaker in his or her own campaign,” Link said. “I don’t think it’s good for candidates. I don’t think it’s good for voters.” He argued that it would be healthier just to allow […]

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National Review: What Money Can’t Buy: Elections (In the News)

By Luke Wachob In reality, campaign-finance restrictions are closer to being the epitome of corruption than its antithesis. The crony capitalists here are not citizens with the gall to donate up to $2,600 per election to the candidate of their choice, but the incumbent politicians and entrenched political interests crafting legislation — and now constitutional amendments — to limit […]

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