“U.S. District Court Strikes Down Kentucky Campaign Finance Law that Let Individuals Give More to Democratic and Republican Committees than Committees of Other Parties”

BAN: On June 6, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman, a Carter appointee, struck down a Kentucky campaign finance contribution limit that discriminated in favor of the Republican and Democratic Parties, and against all other parties. Shickel v … Continue reading

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“FEC member urges escalated Trump-Russia inquiry”

Ken Vogel for Politico: Weintraub’s interest was piqued by an article published last week by TIME magazine that revealed intelligence officials had evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ads to disseminate election-themed stories. It also indicated that congressional investigators were … Continue reading

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“FSFP Releases Part II of Report On The SpeechNow Case and the Real World of Campaign Finance”

Post: “Part II: Undermining Federal Limits on Contributions to Political Parties“, explores the top 100 donors to six official national party committees (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Democratic National … Continue reading

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“New CCP Issue Brief: ‘Dark Money’ Drops to 2.9% of Campaign Spending in 2016”

Release: The Center for Competitive Politics, America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political free speech rights, released a new Issue Brief today analyzing the amount of so-called “dark money,” or election campaign spending by nonprofits that are not required to publicly … Continue reading

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Tobacco Companies, Other Corporations Pouring Money Supporting Republicans in Montana and Georgia Special Elections

Bloomberg BNA: A Republican super political action committee that is pouring money into congressional races in Montana and Georgia is being funded by tobacco companies, video game manufacturers, other corporations and wealthy donors, according to recently filed Federal Election Commission … Continue reading

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