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Why Can't (and Won't) Control Campaign Spending

Once upon a time long long ago, I believed in the capacity for campaign finance reform to fix our broken political system. While I continue to believe it is possible in the abstract, it is practically not feasible. 1,256 more words

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Why We Can't (and Won't) Control Campaign Spending

Once upon a time long long ago, I believed in the capacity for campaign finance reform to fix our broken political system. While I continue to believe it is possible in the abstract, it is practically not feasible. 1,256 more words

Candidates shell out big dough for a volunteer job

You’ve got to hand it to the 16 men and women running for five spots on the Amarillo City Council.

They’ve raised and spent a lot of money to obtain what, in effect, is a volunteer job. 305 more words

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Party donations in Cornwall update

Back in February I revealed the sources of local party donations received in 2014. I’m updating that blog here and extending the coverage back to January 2011, although… 687 more words

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Which candidates got the biggest election bang for the buck?

Ward 1: Fred Francis: $18,886.69

Ward 3: Rino Bertolin: $14,079

Ward 5: Ed Sleiman: $14,038.07

Ward 10: Paul Borrelli: $13,729.50

Ward 7: Irek Kusmierczyk: $13,539.12… 753 more words

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Floyd Abrams Is Feeling A Little Defensive About "Citizens United"

I haven’t generally talked about campaign finance reform, or about one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s more disastrous policy missteps in that area (namely, Citizens United v. 937 more words

Bill To Force More Disclosure Of Campaign Spending Defeated

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A House committee defeated a bill Thursday that would have forced some groups active in Minnesota politics to disclose more details about their spending late in campaigns. 265 more words

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