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The Euro election: who were the big spenders?

The Electoral Commission has released campaign expenditure details for the Euro-election earlier this year. How effective was party spending? Who got the biggest bang for their bucks? 125 more words

European Elections 2014

Financial Amnesia

The House voted for a 1600+ page spending bill which would provide funding for most government operations through this time next year. One catch was that funding for Home Land Security was limited to two more months. 386 more words


Budget deal erodes limits on political money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to make it easier for political parties to collect bigger checks from their wealthiest backers — if Democrats do not scuttle the plan first. 615 more words


Kelly McParland: Harper is right to resist U.S.-style special-interest spending binges

According to the Canadian Press, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has done a U-turn on his position regarding campaign spending by third-party advocacy groups.

Before he became prime minister, Mr. 771 more words

Full Comment

Here is my take on campaign finances as published in the Miami Herald on November 21, 2014

Miami Herald


Campaign money

There’s a myth that campaigns are too expensive. Nonsense. Campaigns use money to inform voters. Limiting contributions is like limiting charitable giving. 99 more words

Minnesota candidates spent 'at least $40m' on TV, radio election ads

More than $40 million was spent on television and radio campaign ads by candidates standing in last week’s elections.

Minnesota’s voters were hit with an almost constant stream of political messages as millions of dollars were dropped on state and national campaigns, … 205 more words


The numbers are in: US politicians love Uber

If the spending habits of American political operatives are an indicator, Uber may be right about its ability to expand the car service market beyond current use. 283 more words