So what do we call "joint fundraising committees" that'll probably become more popular in a post-McCutcheon world? Washington Post's Matea Gold says the winner of her contest is FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub's "max-PACs."Apr17
As you begin flipping through the paper filings of Senate fundraising reports, do read Michael Beckel's latest for CPI on the e-filing fight in the Senate. And who's to blame? Sen. Tester's spokesperson says Mitch McConnell has “objected to passing the bill by unanimous consent."Apr16
Washington Post: "Wealthy political donors pumped millions of dollars into Democratic and Republican super PACs in the first quarter of the year — a sign that independent political groups will once again have a large impact on this year’s midterm contests."
Oh wow, US Attorney Bharara laid into Gov. Cuomo for ending the anti-corruption Moreland Commission as part of the budget negotiations. New York Times: "The move by the United States attorney, Preet Bharara, amounted to an unusual rebuke of Mr.Apr09
Classic Washington story of the day from Jon Ralston: Before former Rep. Mary Bono Mack become a strong supporter of internet gambling, she talked to Sheldon Adelson's people about working with him to oppose it.Apr08
Rick Hasen's latest piece on McCutcheon v. FEC is worth the read: "But just as significant is the court’s reasoning — which could well lead to courts striking down what remain of campaign finance limits, including limits on contributions to individual members of Congress. We could be on our way to politicians accepting multimillion-dollar contributions from a single donor."Apr07
After you read this New York Times story on party fundraisers moving immediately to cash in on McCutcheon v.Apr04