Monthly Archives: February 2011

“Search Ads Help Parties Capitalize On Protests”

Politico also published this article about the online advertising campaigns by political parties seeking to capitalize on the protests in Wisconsin.

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“Social Media Not So Hot On The Hill”

Politico published this article discussing the social media campaigns by Members of Congress.

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“Democrats Join The Battle”

Eliza Carney of the National Journal published this article discussing the Democratic party’s efforts to build up its soft money network in advance of the 2012 elections.

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“Secret Campaign Ad Financing In Offing As FEC Is Deadlocked”

The LA Times published this article on the FEC and outside groups.

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“Blogs Wane As The Youth Drift To Sites Like Twitter”

The New York Times published an interesting article discussing how the rise in social media websites like Twitter and Facebook are changing how people express themselves on-line.  One impact - a decline in the number of blogs.

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Redistricting Information

The Rose Institute at Claremont McKenna College has launched an interesting website at www.redistrictinginamerica.org covering the latest redistricting news from across the nation.

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2010 Census Redistricting Data

For those following the release of the 2010 census redistricting data, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced that it will release the data for Delaware, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina and Wyoming next week.

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Dems Launch Super PAC

Politicoreports that a group of veteran Democratic operatives have established a super PAC along with a nonprofit that will accept donations from individuals who and organizations that do not want to be disclosed.  Could this mark the beginning of the … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of February 21-25, 2011 is now available. In other news, the FEC is scheduled to consider a couple of audit reports at its March 3, 2011 open meeting.  The agenda, however, is subject to change.

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of February 14-18, 2011 is now available.

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Campaign Finance Reform Groups Pound the Table

There is an old saying in legal circles that if you have the facts on your side, argue the facts; if not, argue the law; if you have neither, pound your fist on the table.  Yesterday, a number of pro-regulation … Continue reading

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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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FEC Joins Twitter

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) finally established a twitter account @FECUpdates and posted its first tweet.  In addition to the twitter account, the FEC also has a YouTube channel called FECTube.  Let’s hope that the FEC uses these social media outlets … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of February 7-11, 2011 can be found here.

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Audits And Advisory Opinions On FEC Open Meeting Agenda

The full agenda for the Federal Election Commission’s open meeting scheduled for this Thursday can be found here.

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