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Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Reformers Urge Democratic Governors to Withdraw Challenge to Connecticut's Campaign Finance Law

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the DGA, the organizations asserted that a lawsuit filed by the DGA last week puts the governors in league with efforts “by the conservative majority on the Supreme Court to eviscerate campaign finance laws

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Shareholders and Activists Protest Duke Energy's Political Spending, Environmental Record

Political spending, including more than $1.1 million spent in support of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has become a focal point in the debate over how to pay for cleaning up the Dan River coal ash spill and better protect the public against future spills

Voting & Elections 12.5.2013

Commission Delivers Bipartisan Blueprint for Upgrading Elections

President Obama's Commission on Election Administration has given the White House, Congress and state leaders a much-needed blueprint for repairing and modernizing the broken machinery of our elections, Common Cause said today.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Common Cause Hails Rejection of Democratic Governors Challenge to Connecticut's Campaign Finance Laws

Common Cause and other campaign finance reform advocates have won an important victory in Connecticut, where a federal judge on Tuesday rejected a Democratic Party group's attempt to sidestep a tough state law on political spending

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Proposal to Curb Outside Spending in Alaska's U.S. Senate Race is a Good Step but Must Get Sign On From All Candidates to be Effective

A proposal made today to curb outside spending in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race is an excellent way for candidates to reclaim control of their election contests, but it must be agreed to by all major candidates to be effective, Common Cause and Public Citizen said

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Political Spending Amendment Will Protect Every American's Right to be Heard

A proposed constitutional amendment permitting new controls on political spending will restore free speech and “the voices of average, ordinary Americans in our elections,” Common Cause said today.

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