Category Archives: Campaigns

United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link to the FEC litigation page … Continue reading

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“Twitter Becomes A Key Real-Time Tool For Campaigns”

The Washington Post published an interesting article concerning the role Twitter plays in campaigns and grassroots lobbying.

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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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“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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“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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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 Presidential Filings

A bit of presidential filing data courtesy of the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”).   As of today, there are seven individuals who have filed a presidential exploratory committee with the FEC, and 129 who have filed their Statement of Candidacy for … Continue reading

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Reform Lobbyists, Democrats Ramp Up Disclosure Battles

The National Journal reports on the various efforts by pro-regulation groups to impose draconian disclosure requirements on political opponents.  The bottom line – the 2012 disclosure wars have begun in earnest.

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The Other Front: Reformers File FEC Rulemaking Petition On Independent Expenditure Reporting

The campaign finance reform community made their move last week to attack the political activities of the critics of President Obama and Congressional Democrats by filing a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) regarding the disclosure requirements for electioneering … Continue reading

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“Will Obama Throw A Grenade To Blow Up Hidden Campaign Donations?”

The Atlantic published this oped on the President’s draft executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose political donations.

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“Candidates Vie To Star In ‘The Social Network,’ 2012 Edition”

The National Journal reports on how presidential campaigns are embracing social media to drive their messages.

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“Twitter, Facebook And YouTube Now Crucial to Presidential Campaigns”

The Los Angeles Times published this report on the use of social media by presidential campaigns.

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“FEC Launches Audit Of Obama’s 2008 Campaign”

Roll Call ($) reports that the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) has initiated an audit of the President’s 2008 campaign. FEC Audits are suppose to be confidential until the auditors are prepared to present their draft Final Audit Report to the … Continue reading

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