As campaign season heats up, we are seeing the inevitable uptick in news stories about campaign finance. The hottest topic this election seems to be the increasing number of “Super PACs” that are forming to support or oppose federal candidates.   “Super PAC” is the term that the media has adopted to describe what the […]

Friend of IJ Brad Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, has written a thoughtful blog post regarding the strange case of W. Spann, LLC, a corporation that formed earlier this year, gave $1 million to a pro-Romney Super PAC, and then promptly dissolved.  The “reform” lobby is in near hysterics over the fact […]

Dave Weigel of Slate reports on a newly introduced bill by freshman Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) called the Competitive Elections Act of 2011.  The bill would prohibit candidates from saving contributions they receive in one election for use in a future election.  The goal of the law is help new candidates compete against incumbents by removing […]