Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Jun 22, 2015
At long last, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is expected to publicly declare today what has been obvious to everyone: He is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. His announcement will bring to an end his awkward charade of simultaneously claiming he has not yet decided if he is a candidate while raising tens-of-millions of dollars to support his candidacy, employing a sizeable campaign staff, travelling to early primary states and fundraising events and giving campaign speeches and attending events here and abroad. According to press reports, as part of this operation, he or his associates set up and control his Right to Rise Super PAC, whose purpose is to support the Bush candidacy. Bush has headlined dozens of fundraisers for the Super PAC, and the pace of its fundraising was initially so brisk that the group reportedly asked donors to limit their contributions to $1,000,000. He has even already changed campaign managers for this supposedly nonexistent campaign.
- Dec 12, 2014
If the Republicans, some Democrats and President Obama get their way, we will soon have a $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill (referred to as "cromnibus") that will fund the government for nine months...
Complex Campaign Finance Laws are Product of Loophole Seeking Players, Inactive FEC and Hostile Supreme Court (The Washington Examiner)Nov 4, 2014
In a recent op-ed, Joe Trotter, Media Manager for the Center for Competitive Politics argues that a chart prepared by the Campaign Legal Center that broadly summarizes the disclosure requirements for political ads shows that the current campaign finance rules are too complex...