- Feb 23, 2015
According to a new report published by the Campaign Legal Center on Friday, many of the nearly 20 aspiring presidential prospects are circumventing campaign finance law as they set up shop for likely bids...
- Feb 21, 2015
The Harber case was “low-hanging fruit,” said Paul S. Ryan, of the watchdog Campaign Legal Center in Washington. Nonetheless, Ryan said, “It’s a good sign that the Department of Justice prosecuted this obvious violation of the coordination rules.”
- Feb 20, 2015
"Whether you're talking about Jeb Bush and his holdings or Hillary Clinton and all the (paid) speeches she's giving to corporate audiences...
Wisconsin State Journal: With 527 Group, Scott Walker Joins Long List of Candidates Pushing Limits of Federal LawFeb 15, 2015
“It’s absurd,” said Paul S. Ryan, a lawyer with the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C. “American voters can ask for and expect more honesty from the individuals seeking to be our next president.” ...
- Feb 14, 2015
Strict regulations adopted in the 1970s -- and again in 2002 after corruption scandals in the 1990s -- have rapidly eroded, said Paul Ryan, an election finance expert at The Campaign Legal Center, which exposes campaign finance abuse.
The candidate contribution limit that has been on the books for decades, which in this cycle is $2,700 per donor, will largely be rendered meaningless," he told AFP.
- Feb 13, 2015
Bush is reportedly asking for $100,000 per person from Wall Street financiers, but if he’s using any of that money to gauge a White House campaign, he will have violated federal campaign finance law, according to Paul Ryan, senior counsel for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.
“That goes over the line. These practices completely undermine the candidate contribution limits,” Ryan says. “His lawyers have to defend the legal fiction that he’s not even testing the waters, not even spending money to determine to run. This is a sham.”
- Feb 12, 2015
“The activity here was so egregious, this was low-hanging fruit” for prosecutors, Ryan said. “But it’s a good sign they’re paying attention.”
- Feb 12, 2015
“It severely undermines the corruption-prevention attributes of the candidate contribution limit,” said Paul Ryan, senior counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, which has advocated for tighter restrictions on coordination.
- Feb 11, 2015
"It doesn't look good," Noble says of Schock's real-estate deal. "Schock is in a safe seat. And if a donor wanted to do him a favor, the one way he could do that is by paying more for his house than it is worth."