Senator Cornyn primary contender Dwayne Stovall says he has filed two Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaints seeking investigation into what Stovall alleges are Texas Congressman Steve Stockman’s violations of campaign finance laws through alleged coordination with third party organizations. Show More Summary
The Federal Election Commission is deadlocked on whether to exempt mobile ads from the disclaimers that appear by law on political messaging — throwing a wrench in the plans of a left-leaning communications firm and pitting its strategists against the FEC's Democratic appointees. The firm in question is Revolution Messaging, whose clients include MoveOn.org, Organizing […]
The Supreme Court will soon hand down its ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case that could finish up what Citizens United started by striking down virtually all individual limits on campaign contributions to candidates and parties. Show More Summary
Four years ago, the Supreme Court issued its decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, upending the nation's campaign finance laws by equating corporations' speech to that of ordinary citizens. In subsequent rulings...Show More Summary
Raymond Groves Burrington, a Tennessee day rader, died in 2007. In his will, he left 25 percent of his estate o the Libertarian Party (LP). the Federal Election Commission (FEC) told the LNC it could not accept the Burrington estate's bequest—at...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Brad Smith is the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law at Capital University Law School and the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. He is also the chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics as well as the author of Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform/a>. Show More Summary
The National Republican Congressional Committee has set up a number of websites that look like they could be a Democratic candidate's campaign page, unless you read the fine print. They may even violate a Federal Election Commission regulation, Campaign Legal Center expert Paul S. Show More Summary
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Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Friday night. While there are, of course, many measures for evaluating a candidate's strength and the ability to raise money is just one metric among many, it is still a critical one. Show More Summary
Four years ago, in his inaugural State of the Union address, President Obama famously shamed the Supreme Court's five conservative justices for their decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The court, Obama said,Show More Summary
According to Federal Election Commission records, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis—the feminist icon who exploded onto the national political scene with a pro-abortion filibuster in June—donated to Republican George W. Bush days before becoming a public official. Show More Summary
D’Souza is accused of illegally funneling money to a conservative New York Senate candidate and lying about it to the Federal Election Commission. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who announced the indictment in a Manhattan federal court on Thursday afternoon, alleges that D’Souza arranged for an unspecified number of individuals to donate to a political campaign […]
This post was co-authored with Karl J. Sandstrom, former vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission. In his Citizens United majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy paired the unshackling of companies to engage in broad political...Show More Summary
Yes, that Larry “I am not gay, I never have been gay” Craig. He is still being probed in the wake of allegations and evidence of campaign money misfeasance. Federal Election Commission lawyers urged a federal judge not to heed U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s contention that regulators are being too hard on him — and […]
The Federal Elections Commission is proving to be a de facto obstructor rather than an enforcer of campaign finance law and regulations. Clean election advocates have had enough of the FEC’s “hands-off” policy towards Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and have taken action in court: Watchdog groups are suing the Federal Election Committee after it dropped […]
Oops. PHOENIX – The Arizona Republican Party filed a complaint today with the Federal Elections Commission against a pro-Ann Kirkpatrick ad currently running on television in Arizona. The complaint argues that the television ad violates federal laws that prohibit coordination between candidates and Super PACs. Show More Summary
Campaign-finance activists vowed to take the Federal Election Commission to court Thursday after it disregarded a finding by its staff that Crossroads GPS, conservative nonprofit backed by Karl Rove, likely broke campaign laws during the 2010 elections.
In anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Center for Responsive Politics and the Sunlight Foundation have teamed up to look at the deep-pocketed donors who could give even more if the justices strike down another limit on the amount of money in U.S. politics.
By Dave Levinthal January 14, 2014 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. The Federal Election Commission gets a small...Show More Summary
Four years after the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court ruling -- a ruling that Senator John McCain described as "the worst decision ever" -- we've seen a torrent of big money sweep through our local, state and national elections. Show More Summary