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  • Campaign 2008 Assessment
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    Campaign 2008 Assessment

    Larry Sabato moderated a panel discussion of political reporters, U.S. House members, and a former secretary of state on the 2008 elections. Topics included a shorter transition between presidential…

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  • Campaign 2008 Fundraising Rules
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    Campaign 2008 Fundraising Rules

    Mr. Toner talked about fundraising rules for 2008 presidential candidates. Mr. Toner was a member of the Federal Election Commission from 2003 to 2007 and served as chairman in 2006. He…

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  • Midterm Election Analysis
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    Midterm Election Analysis

    Following opening remarks by Professor Sabato, James Carville, a Democratic political strategist and commentator, spoke about the results of the 2006 midterm elections, campaign politics,…

    111 views
  • Federal Election Regulations
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    Federal Election Regulations

    The Federal Election Commission debated and rejected, on a vote of 3-3, a proposal that would have allowed political advertisements that mentioned specific candidates as long as they addressed…

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  • Federal Election Commission
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    Federal Election Commission

    Mr. Toner talked about Federal Election Commission rules for interest groups in this fall’s midterm elections and other campaign finance laws. The FEC voted 3-3 against easing limits on…

    122 views
  • Campaigns and Internet Regulation
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    Campaigns and Internet Regulation

    Federal Election Commission chairman Michael Toner talked about FEC regulations of the Internet and political blogging. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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  • Campaign Finance Laws
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    Campaign Finance Laws

    Mr. Scott and Mr. Toner discussed campaign finance laws regarding contributions, recent challenges to the 2002 McCain-Feingold law, and the influence of money in politics. They also…

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  • Presidential Election Funding
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    Presidential Election Funding

    Guests talked about campaign financing regulations, fundraising during presidential campaigns, the influence of issue advocacy by groups unrelated to the campaign, and potential reforms.…

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  • 2004 Campaign Finance Practices
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    2004 Campaign Finance Practices

    Panelists participated in a forum discussion of the politics of campaign finance laws. They addressed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, as well as its predecessors. They talked about how campaign finance laws…

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  • Regulation of Advocacy Groups
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    Regulation of Advocacy Groups

    Commissioner Toner talked about the decision in a federal court case this week involving the campaign finance law and his proposal to regulate “527” political groups. He responded to…

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  • Federal Election Commission Hearing
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    Federal Election Commission Hearing

    Members of the Federal Election Commission discussed “527” groups and their impact on federal elections. Groups such as MoveOn.org and Swift Boat Veterans For Truth have attracted wide-spread attention…

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  • Federal Election Commission Hearing
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    Federal Election Commission Hearing

    Members of the Federal Election Commission discussed a number of issues. They spoke about the legality of certain campaign financing maneuvers, as well as the regulation of “527” groups.

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  • Campaign Finance Rules
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    Campaign Finance Rules

    Commissioners conducted an open meeting on the regulation and restriction of 527 groups. The “527” is taken from the section of the tax code that governs the operations of these…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 2 Part 1
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 1

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing their…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 1
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 1

    In the first of two days of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 2 Part 2
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 2

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing their…

    43 views
  • Political Committee Fundraising
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    Political Committee Fundraising

    Commissioners talked about proposed rule changes to regulate contributions to and expenditures of issue advocacy organizations, often referred to as 527 organizations because of their tax designation.…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform Rules
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    Campaign Finance Reform Rules

    Commissioner McDonald participated via telephone.

    26 views
  • 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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