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In the News: Bloomberg: Senate Scrutiny of Nonprofits Spurring Disclosure: Taxes

This article by Jonathan D. Salant quotes CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith: Another former FEC chairman, Bradley Smith, founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, takes the counter view. He said the undisclosed money accounted for just 4 percent of the estimated $7 billion spent on the 2012 elections. “This is blown vastly out of […]

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Senate Hearing Underscores Reasons for Caution in Campaign Finance Enforcement

Yesterday morning, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on “Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement.” With representatives from DOJ and IRS as the central focus of the hearing, subcommittee Chairman Sen. Whitehouse emphasized two main issues: 1) Why the two agencies are not prosecuting certain 501(c)(4) organizations for making […]

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In the News: Huffington Post: ‘Dark Money’ Enforcement Failures Criticized At Senate Hearing

By Paul Blumenthal Bradley Smith, president of the Center for Competitive Politics and a former FEC chairman, noted that the independent elections commission is designed to prevent politically motivated prosecutions by the executive branch. Read more…

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CCP Chairman Bradley Smith Testifies Tomorrow Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about Campaign Finance Law Enforcement

CCP Chairman Bradley Smith Testifies Tomorrow Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about Campaign Finance Law Enforcement ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Tomorrow morning, CCP Founder and former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith will testify before the the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, as part of a hearing on “Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement.” The […]

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In the News: National Review: DISCLOSE Is a SHAM

DISCLOSE Is a SHAM By Bradley A. Smith It’s an election year, and incumbents are nervous. And so, in a classic sign of political weakness, Senate Democrats have scheduled a vote on legislation that would manipulate campaign-finance laws to silence their opponents. Their weapon is the “DISCLOSE Act,” a gimmicky acronym for “Democracy Is Served […]

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In the News: National Review: McConnell Stands for Free Speech

McConnell Stands for Free Speech By Bradley A. Smith Perhaps the biggest problem with giving the government power to regulate political speech — “campaign-finance reform” — is that that power has been routinely used to try to silence political opposition. Over the past seven years, many such regulations have been struck down, on First Amendment […]

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In the News: Campaigns & Elections: Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act

Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act By Allen Dickerson The Senate Rules Committee will consider a revamped version of the previously dead DISCLOSE Act on Thursday. The bill, which has 38 Democratic co-sponsors and no Republicans, would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to require additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor unions and […]

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Senate hears witness testimony on “DISCLOSE” Act Thursday

DATELINE: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, Center for Competitive Politics 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CCP President David Keating will present testimony tomorrow morning before the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration concerning S. 2219, the “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act of 2012” (DISCLOSE Act […]

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In the News: USA Today: We don’t need more disclosure on campaign ads

We don’t need more disclosure on campaign ads By Allen Dickerson Buried in the fine print of the Disclose Act are provisions that impede advocacy groups challenging incumbent politicians or working to influence legislation. The proposed law would do this by making political speech more expensive and running a non-profit organization more difficult. Much of […]

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Comments of CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson on Representative Christopher Van Hollen’s Petition to the FEC

On August 22, 2011, CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson submitted comments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in opposition to a Petition for Rulemaking filed with the FEC by Representative Christopher Van Hollen on April 21, 2011. CCP believes that Congressman Van Hollen’s petition misinterprets existing law while inappropriately attempting to enact by regulatory action […]

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