Public Campaign - Press This tag will add a release to the Press Release Page en Connecticut Clean Elections Starts Strong <p>Connecticut’s maiden election season with its new Citizens Election Program passed its first test yesterday. Legislative candidates who participated in the program, which provides limited public funding to candidates who qualify, won 15 of 19 primary contests.</p> <br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:42:20 -0500 Adam Smith 46205 at Not a trend Much has been made of Obama's ability to gather small-dollar contributions for his presidential campaign. But statistics for both the U.S. Senate and House offer dramatic evidence of the declining financial importance of small donors despite efforts to reform the campaign finance system<br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Mon, 04 Aug 2008 11:20:05 -0500 Adam Smith 46032 at Arizona's Clean Elections Supercharges the Power of Small Donors Washington, DC--With much attention paid this election year on the growing role of small donors in the presidential race, a new study shows that small contributors in Arizona&#39;s publicly financed gubernatorial campaigns represent communities that are more racially, ethnically, economically, and geographically diverse as compared to big money donors to privately financed campaigns. <br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Tue, 20 May 2008 15:19:38 -0500 Adam Smith 44458 at New Report Correlates Campaign Contributions <p>Annapolis, MD-Three watchdog groups today released a new report correlating campaign contributions by electric utility companies, the 1999 vote to deregulate the electric industry, and the failure of the General Assembly since then to re-regulate. Maryland ratepayers are just now feeling the effect of deregulation.</p> <br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:18:00 -0500 Adam Smith 43478 at National Clean Elections Leader to Testify at Maryland Senate Hearing <p>Washington, DC-Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Public Campaign, will be testifying on Wednesday, February 27th at a hearing of the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.</p><p><br />Nyhart will be testifying in favor of SB 583, legislation that would bring Clean Elections, or full public financing of elections, to Maryland&#39;s legislative races. SB 583 is modeled on the successful systems in place in seven states and two cities, including Arizona, Maine, and Connecticut.</p><br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:12:46 -0500 Rick Bielke 43272 at On Eve of Iowa Primaries, Money Talks Washington, DC-With the Iowa caucus only a day away and 10 months before the general election, presidential candidates have already raised nearly half a billion dollars in their quest for the White House. While many are declining to release official fourth quarter fundraising numbers until later in the month, the money story on Iowa caucus night will loom as large as ever.<br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Wed, 02 Jan 2008 14:14:28 -0500 Adam Smith 42271 at FEC Should Raise Voices of Small Donors Washington, DC-Public Campaign and more than 7,000 concerned citizens sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) today announcing opposition to Draft Advisory Opinion 2007-31 that would make it more difficult for the voices of small donors to be amplified in the 2008 presidential election.<br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:14:52 -0500 Adam Smith 42059 at Update to presidential public financing moves forward Below is a statement from Public Campaign President and CEO Nick Nyhart on the introduction of the Presidential Public Funding Act of 2007, legislation that would bring the presidential public financing system into the 21st century.<br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:47:05 -0500 Adam Smith 41939 at New Jersey Clean Elections Pilot Wins Big <p>Washington, DC-In a show of the system's strength and popularity, all nine of New Jersey's winning legislature candidates in districts where the state's pilot Fair and Clean Elections system participated. The winners include Democrats and Republicans, representatives and senators, from all three districts where the program was available.</p> <br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Thu, 08 Nov 2007 15:32:21 -0500 Adam Smith 41638 at Overhaul of campaign fundraising takes step forward <p>On Wednesday, June 20th, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) will speak to the Senate Rules Committee about the Fair Elections Now Act (FENA), legislation that would change the pay-to-play system that Reps. William Jefferson, Tom DeLay, and Bob Ney all exploited.</p> <br class="clear" /><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Press Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:43:58 -0500 Adam Smith 40023 at