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Contribution Limits

Massachusetts Does Not Need More Money in Politics: Why State Legislators Should Not Increase Campaign Contribution Limits

John Bonifaz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
John Bonifaz

If Massachusetts legislators want to double the contribution limits in state politics, they should, in the light of day, create a stand-alone bill to do that and try to pass it. But, they should not bury it in a disclosure bill and call it reform.

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Case Could Unleash Big Money On State Elections Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that overturned any or all of the federal aggregate campaign contrib...

Paul Blumenthal

Justice Alito Is Wildly Off The Mark On Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Samuel Alito called the central point made by the government during Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal E...

Paul Blumenthal

Everything You Need To Know About The Next Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case challenges the two-year ag...

Paul Blumenthal

Sick Of Super PACs? Get Ready For The Next Big Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The joint fundraising committee may join the super PAC and the "dark money" nonprofit as the new face of big money in politics if the Su...

Paul Blumenthal

Super Rich To Gain Even More Influence In Congress?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Removing the limits on total campaign contributions by a single donor, a restriction now before the Supreme Court, would lead to a huge ...

Paul Blumenthal

McConnell Gets Heat For Outrageous Position

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) support for looser campaign finance laws is coming under fire in a large advertising ca...

Paul Blumenthal

McConnell To Supreme Court: Let Candidates Accept Unlimited Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 8, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will argue to the Supreme Court that all campaign contribution limits should be eliminated and t...

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court May Give This Guy Even More Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign finance case set to be argued before the Supreme Court on Oct. 8 could expand the political power of the super wealthy, acc...

Paul Blumenthal

What Happens When You Break Campaign Finance Law? You Get A Refund

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donors found by The Huffington Post to have exceeded campaign contribution limits in the 2012 election are receiving refunds as the Fede...

Paul Blumenthal

States Take Lead On Post-Citizens United Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pushback against the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision keeps growing in the states. Over the first six months of this year, even ...

Paul Blumenthal

Wealthy Donors Trample Rarely Enforced Campaign Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October 2011, John Canning, chairman of the Chicago-based hedge fund Madison Dearborn Partners, expressed his displeasure with Presid...

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Bills Call For Questionable 'Reform'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before the next election cycle heats up, state lawmakers are trying to rein in the independent groups that -- thanks to the Supreme Cour...

Aggregate Contribution Limits Promote Electoral Competition

Jonathan Backer | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Backer

McCutcheon presents an opportunity for the Supreme Court to reaffirm the importance of contribution limits in preventing political corruption and to recognize their role in promoting electoral competition. The Court should adhere to firmly established precedent and uphold the aggregate contribution limit.

Paul Blumenthal

AGAIN?! Supreme Court To Tackle Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear a case challenging the per-biennial cycle limit on campaign contributions from ind...

Elimination of Contribution Limits Would Not Stop Secret Spending

Ian Vandewalker | Posted 12.26.2012 | New York
Ian Vandewalker

This election has shown that there is a class of big-money political donors who greatly value secrecy. Their behavior under the current rules provides evidence that big spenders prefer anonymity even when other options are available.

Arthur Delaney

Alan Grayson Petitioning Against Looming Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to news that the Supreme Court will hold a special public session on Thursday, which some expect could bring a highly-anticipated campaign...