Category Archives: Campaigns

FEC Readies Interactive 2012 Presidential Map

The FEC Disclosure Data Blog reports that the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) website will soon include an interactive 2012 Presidential Map that will permit visitors to search specific data points, including a contributor look up feature.  The 2008 Presidential Map is … Continue reading

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“Digital Technology Helps Create Platform for Political ‘Pamphlets'”

Technology continues to lower the barriers to political participation.  Interesting article from the Wall Street Journal ($).

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“2012 Presidential Form 2 Filers”

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) has published a page listing each individual who has filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) for the 2012 presidential election.  While the media reports that the presidential campaign is slow to start because the potential … Continue reading

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“Obama Faces Brave New Web World In 2012”

Politico just published this fascinating article discussing how technology has changed since the President was first elected in 2008 and the resulting challenges.

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FEC Approves Use Of Campaign Funds For Upgrade To Congressman’s Home Security System

This is a sad statement about the state of politics today.  The Federal Election Commission just released an advisory opinion approving the use of campaign funds to upgrade a Congressman’s home security system after he and his family were subjected to multiple … Continue reading

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“Goodbye To Federal Funding For 2012 Candidates”

The Houston Chronicle published this AP story discussing the expected demise of the taxpayer-funded presidential campaigns in the 2012 election.

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“Chief Justice Checks Out A Website For Constitutional Ammunition In Campaign Finance Case”

The ABA Journal published this interesting post about an exchange between Chief Justice Roberts and one of the attorneys during yesterday’s arguments.

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“Obama Finalizes Reelection Plans”

Marc Ambinder published this fascinating article discussing the Obama team’s plans to role out his reelection campaign in the near future.  Of particular note is the paragraph discussing how two former White House aides will organize an independent, soft money … Continue reading

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“Justices Review Arizona Law On Campaign Financing”

The New York Times report on yesterday’s arguments.

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“Supreme Court Skeptical About Arizona’s Campaign Finance Law”

The Washington Post offers this report about yesterday’s arguments before the United States Supreme Court concerning the constitutional challenge to Arizona’s taxpayer funded elections law.

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FEC Brief Urges Supreme Court To Deny Review Of Party Coordinated Expenditure Case

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) published an article about the brief filed on behalf of the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) urging the United States Supreme Court to deny the cert petition filed by the Republican National Committee (“RNC”) and former … Continue reading

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“Don’t Believe All You Read In The Papers About Campaign Finance”

Wendy Kaminer has published a must-read editorial in The Atlantic pulling the curtain back on the disinformation campaign waged by campaign finance reform groups and editorial boards in their quest to vilify the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. … Continue reading

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Campaigns And Cybersquatters

The Hill posted an interesting article about one campaign’s recent purchase of a website address owned by a cybersquatter.  The article also discusses the common campaign practice of purchasing website addresses so that opposing candidates and political parties cannot use … Continue reading

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FEC Releases New Contribution Limits for 2011/2012 Election Cycle

The Federal Election Commission chart listing the new limits can be found here.

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House Campaign Fundraising Chart

Roll Call published a useful fundraising chart showing the cash-on-hand numbers for Member campaign committees as of December 31, 2010.  The list contains Members who won election in 2010 with less than 55% of the vote or are considered vulnerable … Continue reading

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