Monthly Archives: February 2011

“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 News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) Weekly Digest for the week of January 31 – February 4, 2011 is available here. Also, the February 2011 edition of the FEC’s monthly newsletter, The Record, is available here.

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FEC Commissioner McGahn Issues Lengthy Statement Of Reasons On Express Advocacy And Disclosure Issues

BNA Money and Politics Reports ($) published an article on FEC Commissioner Don McGahn’s lengthy statement of reasons in a recently released enforcement that discusses the agency’s treatment of the express advocacy standard and disclosure issues such as political committee status for … 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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Presidential Campaign Public Financing Back And Forth

USA Today published a back and forth this morning on the merits of scrapping taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns.

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“Party Committees Burdened With Debt Heading Into 2012”

The New York Times Caucus Blog reports on the debts carried by the Democratic and Republican national party committees from the 2010 midterm elections.

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