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    Campaign Fundraising for 2014 Midterm Elections

    Alex Roarty talked about first quarter campaign fundraising for the 2014 midterm elections. He talked about some of the most competitive races, how funds are spent, and various House…

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    McCutcheon v. FEC Decision

    Lee Goodman talked about how the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision could affect the Federal Election Commission. Topics included transparency in campaign finance, and…

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    Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision

    Dahlia Lithwick was interviewed by phone about the Supreme Court decision on campaign finance, McCutcheon v FEC, which struck down overall limits on campaign contributions.

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    Future of Campaign Finance

    Donald McGahn and Brenda Wright talked about the future of campaign finance. On April 2, 2014 the Supreme Court delivered its opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC, which focused on campaign…

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    Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Contribution Limits

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, which struck down overall limits on campaign contributions. Throughout the…

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    Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reacted to the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, which struck down overall limits on campaign contributions.

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    Senator Reid on Koch Brothers

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about reports that the Koch brothers were going to run ads in Nevada against him. Senator Reid pointed out that he…

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    Koch Brothers and Campaign Influence

    Dave Levinthal talked about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democratic party’s campaign against David and Charles, Koch, and their Koch Industries, the second largest…

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    Josh Kalla on Access to Congress

    Yale political science graduate student Josh Kalla spoke via Skype about the field experiment he did with David Broockman of the University of California, Berkeley, to test whether the…

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    Senator Reid on the Koch Brothers Funding Conservative Groups

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) delivered another in a series of speeches on the role the Koch brothers, billionaires who finance conservative political groups, were playing in…

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    Government Election Funding

    Panelists talked about the impact of public or government financing of political campaigns. They focused on Professor Michael Miller’s book, Subsidizing Democracy: How Public…

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    Campaign Finance

    Philip Bump talked about his November 2013 article for the The Atlantic Wire, “Does More Campaign Money Actually Buy More Votes: An Investigation.” He also responded to…

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    Book Discussion on Dollarocracy

    John Nichols and Robert McChesney talked about their book, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, in which they argue that the large increase in…

    1,669 views
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    McCutcheon v. FEC Reactions

    Following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC, lawyers for the petitioners spoke to reporters and answered questions on the steps of the Court. …

    471 views
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    Rally for Campaign Finance Reform

    Campaign finance reform activists held a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court building as justices were hearing oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC. The case concerns the aggregate…

    341 views
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    McCutcheon v. FEC Oral Argument

    Justices heard oral arguments in the case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission which focused on campaign finance rules and caps on campaign funding. Among the issues addressed in the…

    2,025 views
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    Congressional Fundraising and Campaigns

    Bill Allison talked about the Sunlight Foundation 's efforts to track congressional fundraising efforts and access to lobbyists. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Online Campaign Fundraising

    Staff members from 2012 campaigns talked about their efforts in online fundraising, focusing on both successes and failures, as well as the lessons learned for future campaigns. Among…

    284 views
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    Presidential Campaign Fundraising and the 2012 Election

    Julianna Smoot and Spencer Zwick, the respective fundraising managers for the Obama and Romney 2012 presidential campaigns, talked about the record fundraising amounts raised during the…

    389 views
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    Citizens United Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on recent elections. They also responded to questions…

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