Tag Archives: Elections

“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 Still Hasn’t Issued New Campaign Spending Rules”

The Washington Post offers this report on the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) failure to update its regulations more than one year after the United States Supreme Court issued its Citizens United decision.  The time has come for the FEC to … Continue reading

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Reformers Take Their Quest For More Donor Disclosure To The FCC

The Media Access Project (“MAP”) filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to require groups sponsoring political ads to disclose certain donors.  From MAP’s press release: MAP’s Petition for Rulemaking asks the FCC to use … Continue reading

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“Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge To Party Spending”

Politico reports on today’s news from the United States Supreme Court.  The Court declined to hear the Republican National Committee’s constitutional challenge to the coordinated expenditure spending limits – the money the national party committee may spend on behalf of … Continue reading

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“States May Cut 2012 Primaries To Save Money”

Reuters published this interesting report about some states’ efforts to save money by combining the 2012 state and federal primaries – including presidential primaries.  This trend may expand as other states are reviewing their budgets in an effort to cut costs … Continue reading

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Latest Pew Study On Politics And The Internet

The Pew Internet and American Life Project published another report on the growing influence of the internet in American politics.  According to the study, approximately 54% of all American adults, or 73% of adult internet users, used the internet to … Continue reading

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“To Right, Citizens United Just A Start”

Politico published this interesting report on the current campaign finance cases working their way through the federal courts.

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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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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 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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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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