Author Archives: William McGinley

FEC Update

The Federal Election Commission released the Weekly Digest for the week of April 16-20, 2012. I know it has been a while since my last post so here are some articles discussing the federal district court’s decision in Van Hollen … Continue reading

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“Outside Groups Plan To Focus On Air War, Ground Game In 2012 Election Fight”

Interesting report from the Washington Post.

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Committee on House Administration To Hold FEC Oversight Hearing

The Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration (“House Elections Committee”) is scheduled hold an oversight hearing on the Federal Election Commission on November 3, 2011.  The link to the House Elections Committee webpage announcing the hearing can be … Continue reading

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“Political Advertising Data May Go Online”

Politico reports that the station information regarding political advertising may soon be available online.  This has the potential to be an interesting development since it will make it easier for candidates, political parties, and outside groups to monitor everyone’s media buys.

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“Presidential Campaigns Seek Fundraising’s Holy Grail: Mobile Donations”

The Huffington Post reports on the latest efforts to develop a platform that will permit campaigns to receive contributions via a contributor’s mobile device.

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“ICANN Facing Growing Pressure Over New Domain-Name Plan”

National Journal reports on the push back by the business community regarding ICANN’s plan to expand the number of available domain names.

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“Rules of the Game: Super PACs Multiply, Head To Hill”

Eliza Carney remains concerned about Super PACs and their role in the 2012 election.

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“Campaigns Make Cash Off Donor Contact Information”

Roll Call reports on list rental income received by many federal campaigns.

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“Ex-McCain Lawyer: Barack Obama ‘Mugged’ John McCain in 2008”

Politico provides further evidence that the pro-regulation community is losing patience with Obama administration.

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“The G.O.P.’s Very Rapid Response Team”

The New York Times reports on the latest developments in the political messaging wars.

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FEC Data Update

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) made some substantial improvements to its website.  Among the improvements are lists from the Press Shop on various topics such as each individual who filed a statement of candidacy for President of the United States, … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of August 8-12, 2011 is available here.

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Republican FEC Commissioners Release Statement Of Reasons On Citizens United Rulemaking

The statement can be found here.

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“Court Backs FEC On Disclosure”

Roll Call reports on the lower federal court decision in the Real Truth About Obama v. FEC case.

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FEC Selects New General Counsel

The press release announcing the selection can be found here.

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