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Guest Post: Anticorruption Enforcement Is the Key to Democratic Consolidation--Not the Other Way Around

GAB is delighted to welcome Cristina Nicolescu-Waggonner, visiting professor of Political Science at Pomona College and Scripps College, Claremont, to contribute the following guest post, drawn from material in her new book, … 571 more words

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Following the Money - Caserta County Campaign

By Robert Haugh

Kudos to Santa Clara vice mayor Dominic Caserta. He proved he can raise money. Lots of it.

In his candidacy for Santa Clara County supervisor District 4, he’s already raised $250,000 (the voluntary campaign expenditure limit) while several of his opponents have just begun fundraising efforts. 288 more words


NDP introduces legislation to tackle 'big money' and 'special interests' in Alberta politics

Alberta’s NDP government introduced legislation Monday that it says is aimed at reducing the impact of “big money” and “special interests” from influencing elections.

If passed in the legislature, the Fair Elections Financing Act would introduce a sunshine list for third-party advertising and cap the contributions from individual campaign donors per calendar year at $4,000. 682 more words


Most MO Statewide Election Winners Outspent Rivals on Ads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Most of Missouri’s successful candidates for statewide office in Jefferson City spent more on broadcast advertising than their rivals, according to an independent analysis. 411 more words


Donald Trump’s campaign is now offering an “exclusive limited edition black card”

Facing a tough uphill battle in the last weeks before the election, Donald Trump, newly “unshackled” from his party’s leadership, is offering his voters a fresh way to help him get elected: A “limited edition” Trump Black Card, which does absolutely nothing but remind you that you contributed to his campaign. 135 more words

Money and oligarchy in U.S. elections

We Americans take it for granted that we are a democracy.  Some of us think we have a right and responsibility to spread out democracy to other countries. 891 more words


Hillary Spending $50 Million/Month To Stay Even?

There is no denying that when it comes to raising money, the Clintons are champs. And when it comes to spending money on themselves, that appears to be the case as well. 526 more words