When I Saw the NRO Headline Criticizing FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel for Touring the Country and Talking Campaign Finance…

…I knew von Spakovsky would be behind it. The idea that having an FEC commissioner going around the country talking about the work for the FEC from the commissioner’s own perspective is some kind of electioneering is ludicrous. … Continue reading

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“New Election Ruling Allows Candidates To Remain Completely Anonymous Throughout Campaign”

The Onion: “Explaining that the measure is intended to protect politicians’ right to free expression against undue scrutiny from the general population, a new ruling implemented this week by the Federal Election Commission allows candidates running for public office to … Continue reading

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“Statement of Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel Encouraging Public Comments to Increase Disclosure and Address Corruption in the Political Process”

Via email: Statement of Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel Encouraging Public Comments to Increase Disclosure and Address Corruption in the Political Process For the first time in more than a decade, the Commission is now accepting wide-ranging public comment on … Continue reading

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“Nick Di Iorio, longshot GOP candidate for Congress, signed to star in reality show about ‘unwinnable’ races”

NYDN reports. UPDATE: From the campaign: Earlier this year, Nick Di iorio was approached by several producers interested in filming the Nick for New York campaign.  One proposed a reality show format.  The campaign contacted the Federal Election Commission (FEC) … Continue reading

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“Rep Jim Jordan wants information on computer crash of federal lawyer who campaigned for Obama at work”

Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Theorizing that the Federal Election Commission may have destroyed evidence that could be used against a former FEC attorney who admitted campaigning for President Obama’s re-election while on the job, Rep. Jim Jordan wants the agency to … Continue reading

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FEC Deadlocks on Cases Involving Americans for Job Security, American Action Network

Bloomberg BNA Money and Politics Report breaking news: “The Federal Election Commission, in apparent deadlocked votes, has dismissed enforcement cases against two major conservative nonprofit groups that spent millions of dollars on political ads in the 2010 and 2012 elections. … Continue reading

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“Statement of Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel and Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub on Judicial Review of Deadlocked Commission Votes”

This is very interesting: On December 3, 2013, the Commission deadlocked 3-3 on whether to find reason to believe that Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (“Crossroads GPS”), a 501(c)(4) “socialw elfare organization,”‘ should have registered and reported as a political committee … Continue reading

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“Challenge to FEC’s PAC Disclosure Requirements Rejected by Supreme Court”

Bloomberg News alert: “The Supreme Court May 19 let stand lower court rulings upholding Federal Election Commission rules and procedures for determining when politically active organizations must register and report as federal political action committees ( Free Speech v. FEC, … Continue reading

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