By Sarah LeeLooks like Montana is following a Federal Lead in taking another look at contribution limits. On Monday, the House approved a bill to increase contributions to candidates.
By Sara MurrayThe battle over Mr. Hagel marked a new front for outside spending groups, including Americans for a Strong Defense and the American Future Fund, which took the unprecedented step of running television ads against a cabinet nominee.
By JIM RUTENBERGAt 11:42 a.m. on Feb. 14, a conservative online magazine called The Washington Free Beacon posted a dispatch about a speech Chuck Hagel gave in 2007 in which it said he called the State Department “an adjunct to the Israeli foreign minister’s office.”
States face similar fallout if the Supreme Court invalidates the two-year federal limit on aggregate contributions by individuals—a case we have written about here. At least 12 states impose aggregate (though often much lower) contribution limits on political contributions:
By Robert BarnesThe Supreme Court on Monday decided against reviewing the century-old ban on corporations making direct contributions to federal candidates.
Candidates, Politicians and Parties
Jay Carney struggles to explain how OFA is some how an independent organization that can offer access to the President (February 25, 2013).
Lobbying and Ethics
By Kevin BogardusLobbyists who are active on Washington’s fundraising circuit fear a shakedown is coming if the Supreme Court lifts the cap on contributions to lawmakers and party committees.
By Patrick MaloneThe state of Colorado has paid more than $34,000 to private law firms hired to defend Secretary of State Scott Gessler against an ethics complaint that he misused public funds.
By Charles S. JohnsonHELENA – The House, on a mostly party-line vote Monday, approved a major Republican bill to overhaul Montana campaign finance laws by increasing the amount of allowable contributions made directly to candidates.