More Campaign Finance Articles

  • NRSC has best fundraising month of 2014 cycle

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee has posted its best fundraising month of the midterm election cycle so far, the committee confirmed Tuesday. Sen. Rob Portman, the NRSC vice chair for finance, announced at a weekly lunch among Republican senators that the committee raised nearly...

  • Campaign finance laws show incumbents are well-protected

    The recent Supreme Court decision over-ruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the Left. That is what often happens whenever the high court rules that the First Amendment means what it says -- free speech for...

  • Business-Industry PAC welcomes Supreme Court's recent campaign finance decision

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Business-Industry PAC is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down overall campaign contribution limits, believing the opinion was the right decision for free enterprise and speech. U.S. Supreme Court On Wednesday, the Supreme Court,...

  • Supreme Court won't hear appeals on gay bias and campaign finance cases

    The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a New Mexico photography studio that refused to take wedding photos of a same-sex couple. In another significant denial, the court also Monday rejected a challenge to a longstanding ban on campaign contributions by corporations. Both rulings...

  • Lifting the lid on campaign contributions

    The Supreme Court decision killing limits on total donations to political candidates means billionaires will be running amok. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson can lay out astronomical sums to help Republicans. Oilmen Charles and David Koch can see him and raise him. Former New York Mayor Michael...

  • High court rejects new campaign finance case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to century-old bans on campaign contributions by corporations. The justices turned away an appeal without comment Monday from Iowa Right to Life, less than a week after they struck down overall limits in federal law on contributions...

  • Lobbyist bundlers, not rich donors, soil political money

    Rich people can now donate more money politicians, thanks to the First Amendment and the U.S. Supreme Court. The court’s ruling in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission won’t change politics much. But it ought to spur Congress to clean up our cluttered and counterproductive campaign...

  • Lifting campaign spending limits helps democracy

    The Supreme Court's decision last week in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin to American democracy.

  • Critics attack Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion that the Internet will safeguard against campaign corruption

    Critics of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion that struck down overall limits on campaign contributions say he was wrong to assume the Internet is a sufficient substitute for government regulation. Roberts, who wrote the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v....

  • McCutcheon ruling likely to change little in campaigns' strategies

    The Supreme Court's ruling this week allowing individuals to donate money to an unlimited number of candidates or party committees initially led to fears that the campaign-finance floodgates would burst open. “The last thing the middle class needs right now is more money in politics," said...

  • Brown signs bill to strengthen campaign finance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation giving California's political watchdog agency more authority to enforce the state's campaign finance laws and investigate suspected wrongdoing. AB800 by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gordon of Menlo Park was drafted in...

  • Agribusinesses give $380,000 to beat anti-GMO vote

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Six major producers of herbicides and genetically modified crops are shoveling $380,000 into the campaign to defeat measures to prohibit genetically modified crops in southwestern Oregon. Political contributions posted Thursday on the Oregon Secretary of State website...

  • VIDEO: House Dems not happy with latest Supreme Court ruling

    The Supreme Court decided Wednesday 5-4 to strike down the overall limits any donor can make to a political campaign.

  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats won't jump to take advantage of new campaign donor limits

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested that her Democratic Party won't actively take advantage of new rules allowing individuals to donate more money to political campaigns, calling such a move "exploitation" of the electoral system. "Just because the ante is raised for everyone does not...

  • Obama keeps silent about campaign finance ruling at high-dollar fundraiser

    With top Democrats decrying the Supreme Court's campaign finance ruling Wednesday, President Obama took a different course, choosing not to mention it at all in his speech before a group of wealthy donors.



From the Weekly Standard

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