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IRS IG Report Released And Other Developments In The IRS Scandal

Election Law Blog has posted a copy of the report here.  The report is fairly limited in scope compared to the revelations that have been made in the press this week.  The report, however, is worth a read since it raises … Continue reading

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“How Republicans Are Looking To Close The Digital Divide Against Democrats”

The National Journal reports on how some Republican technology consultants believe the Republican Party can upgrade its technological capabilities to be more competitive in the upcoming elections.

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Federal Aggregate Biennial Contribution Limits At Issue in Latest Supreme Court Case

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the biennial aggregate contribution limits applicable to individuals under federal law in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC.  The biennial aggregate contribution limits apply for a two-year election … 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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FEC Debates New Policy Regarding Exculpatory Evidence In Enforcement Matters

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is considering a new agency policy requiring the disclosure of exculpatory evidence to respondents in enforcement matters.  The Open Meeting Agenda can be found here with links to the various draft proposals.  Currently, the FEC … Continue reading

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“More FEC Terms Expire, But Replacements Unlikely”

Roll Call ($) published this report on the current state of the FEC Commissioners.

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“Next Big Thing In Social Media And Politics”

Politco published this interesting article about the intersection of technology and politics.

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Changes

Welcome to Campaign Finance Blog, formerly known as Express Advocacy.  The reason for the change is simple.  The primary purpose of this blog is to discuss federal campaign finance developments and topics and the new name now reflects this focus.  The … Continue reading

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Light Blogging Through Labor Day

As a result of my work and vacation schedule, I will be posting periodically as events warrant.  Please check back regularly after Labor Day.  Some of the issues I will be monitoring over the next couple of weeks include new … Continue reading

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DISCLOSE Act Update – Backroom, Special Interest Deal Fractures Support For Legislation

The fall out resulting from the backroom deal that will exempt the National Rifle Association from the DISCLOSE Act’s draconian disclosure requirements continues to play out.  Yesterday, U.S. PIRG and the Sierra Club announced their opposition to the DISCLOSE Act … Continue reading

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Citizens United Is A Press Entity And What It May Mean For The Disclose Act

Yesterday, the Federal Election Commission (“Commission”) voted four to 1 that Citizens United’s movie activities are not subject to the Federal Election Campaign Act’s disclosure requirement under the media exception.  Vice Chair Bauerly joined with the three Republican Commissioners in … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance – Backroom Maneuvering On DISCLOSE Act

The Washington Post reports that Congressional Democrats and their special interest allies are negotiating behind closed doors to determine whether to exempt specific groups from the DISCLOSE Act’s draconian disclosure requirements.  Apparently, labor unions and a number of liberal and conservative … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I am diligently working to catch up on publishing posts and intend to devote some time over the next couple of days to make Express Advocacy current on the issues I discuss on this website.  Thank you for your patience.

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Web Video vs. TV

The New York Times published an article discussing the use of web video to supplement, not replace, television advertising campaigns.  One PR executive interviewed in the article states, “there’s a synergy and not a cannibalization.”

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