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DEC 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Here's Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years after the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United altered the landscape for money in politics, Congress has done nothing to reverse the ruling's adverse side effects for disclosure and collaboration between independent groups and the candidates they support. A similar degradation of campaign finance rules has occurred in many states. While reform remains unlikely in ...

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DEC 19, 2014 - Fox News

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Court brief: Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board in Wisconsin continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to a previously sealed brief made public Friday.

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DEC 18, 2014 - New York Times

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Hotelier Avoids Prison for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

In sentencing Sant Singh Chatwal, a Democratic fund-raiser, to three years’ probation against prosecutors’ wishes, Judge I. Leo Glasser described his crimes as an “aberrance.”

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DEC 17, 2014 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Armond Budish's big campaign contributors include developers, Cuyahoga County vendors

People and companies that sought or did business with Cuyahoga County have collectively donated more than $241,000 to county executive-elect Armond Budish's campaign, an analysis of campaign finance records shows.

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DEC 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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New FEC Chief Vows To Go After Secretive Campaign Spending

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Democrats made sport of decrying, vilifying and crucifying the billionaire Koch brothers for injecting hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Republican-boosting “dark money” into the 2014 elections. But newly minted Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel — ...

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