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  • emUnfree Speech The Folly of Campaign Finance Reformem
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    Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform

    In light of Senate debate over the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform, Bradley Smith talked about his opposition to campaign finance restrictions. He said that the current restrictions…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform Rules
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    Campaign Finance Reform Rules

    Commissioner McDonald participated via telephone.

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  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 1
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 1

    Commissioners heard testimony on campaign finance legislation. The focus of the hearing was independent expenditures by private organizations and individuals, issue advocacy through…

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  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 2 PMSession
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 2, P.M.Session

    Commissioners heard testimony about the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. The counsels for the Democratic and Republican National Committees testified regarding the impact of the act on…

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  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 2 AMSession 1
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 2, A.M.Session, 1

    Commissioners heard testimony about the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. Among the topics they addressed were independent expenditures for campaign advertisements, coordination of rule…

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  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 2 AMSession 2
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 2, A.M.Session, 2

    Commissioners heard testimony about the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. Among the topics they addressed were independent expenditures for campaign advertisements, coordination of rule…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform Day 2
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    Campaign Finance Reform, Day 2

    Witnesses testified about the restrictions on “electioneering communications” contained in the McCain-Feingold Act. The Commission was seeking comment on draft rules that implement the…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform Day 1 Morning
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    Campaign Finance Reform, Day 1, Morning

    Witnesses testified about the restrictions on “electioneering communications” contained in the McCain-Feingold Act. The Commission was seeking comment on draft rules that implement the…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform Day 1 Afternoon
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    Campaign Finance Reform, Day 1, Afternoon

    Witnesses testified about the restrictions on “electioneering communications” contained in the McCain-Feingold Act. The Commission was seeking comment on draft rules that implement the…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform Provisions
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    Campaign Finance Reform Provisions

    The commission met in a regular open meeting to discuss provisions in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold) that prohibited fraudulent campaign solicitations,…

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  • Campaign Reform Act Day 1
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    Campaign Reform Act, Day 1

    Commissioners discussed draft proposals for implementing rules governing “soft money” provisions of the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. They also considered public comments made by 19…

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  • Public Funding for Reform Party Candidates
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    Public Funding for Reform Party Candidates

    Mr. Smith talks about the recent Federal Election Commission hearing on competing claims for public funding for the Reform Party presidential campaigns of Patrick Buchanan and John Hagelin,…

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  • Funding of Presidential Campaigns
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    Funding of Presidential Campaigns

    In response to a dispute between factions of the Reform Party over the status of their presidential nominee, commissioners discussed how $12.5 million in federal campaign funds would be…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Mr. Smith, sworn in Monday as the newest member of the Federal Election Commission, talked about campaign finance reform and his role at the FEC. He also responded to viewer calls, faxes,…

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