Senator McConnell to speak at AEI on “Growing threats to our First Amendment rights.”

Today at 11:30 a.m. (registration 11:15) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will deliver what promises to be a major address at the American Enterprise Institute. (Live stream here.) Speaking under the title, “Growing threats to our First Amendment rights,” the Senator is expected to call attention to the efforts by the Administration to undermine free […]

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Brad Smith and CCP Experts in the News this Week

It has been a busy week in the world of campaign finance. Yesterday’s NY Times Room for Debate forum featured the question, “Can a politician win without Wall Street?”  CCP Chairman Brad Smith commented on misconceptions surrounding corruption’s relation to contributions: Historically, elections have always been funded by the “1 percent.” Even in the earliest days […]

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“Seedy Behavior Is Not Always Illegal Behavior…

CCP Chairman Brad Smith was interviewed Friday by Dan Henninger of the Wall Street Journal’s Live Opinion Journal following last week’s mistrial ruling in the John Edwards campaign finance trial. Brad explains the problems with the jury instructions and the inappropriateness of the charges as they relate to campaign finance. Video embedded below.

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