I’m pleased to announce the release of a report on independent spending, co-authored by Renata Strause and me, on Wednesday, June 18. The report, entitled The New Soft Money: Outside Spending in Congressional Elections, will be released at the National Press Club at 9:00 am. The report includes interviews with former Members of Congress, such as Senators George Allen, Kent Conrad, and Ben Nelson, and Representatives Mark Critz, Tim Holden, Steve LaTourette, and Joe Walsh, as well as recent congressional candidates, campaign staff, political operatives, legislative staff, and representatives of outside groups.
At 4:30 pm that day, June 18, a panel discussion on the report will take place at George Washington University Law School (Lisner Hall 201, 2023 G St NW), hosted by the Political Law Studies Initiative. The panel will feature Don McGahn, Larry Noble, Brad Smith, Brian Svoboda, as well as Renata and me, and will be moderated by Bill McGinley. A reception will follow the panel. All those in the Washington DC area are welcome and invited to attend. Hope to see you there!