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  • State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions

    State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions
    After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle. State officials said...
  • Supreme Court gets it wrong (again) on campaign finance [Letter]

    Supreme Court gets it wrong (again) on campaign finance [Letter]
    I was pleased to read The Sun's editorial against the Supreme Court's wrongheaded decision in McCutcheon v. FEC ("A win for the billionaires," April 6). I'm to hoping that this decision serves as a spark for change. The court's decision to eliminate...
  • A win for the billionaires [Editorial]

    A win for the billionaires   [Editorial]
    In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]

    Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]
    Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling, when the court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. Our democracy is built on the basic premise that people —...
  • 'Draft' billboards aimed at Carson, voters

    'Draft' billboards aimed at Carson, voters
    A group trying to draft Ben Carson to run for president in 2016 has bought seven billboards in the Baltimore region aimed partly at voters but also at the Hopkins neurosurgeon himself. "We wanted Dr. Carson to be able to see the billboards on the way...
  • O'Malley raises $20K in state PAC

    O'Malley raises $20K in state PAC
    Gov. Martin O'Malley raised $19,500 last year in a state political action committee he is using mostly to support Democratic candidates for state legislative office, a filing with the state Board of Elections shows. The state O' Say Can You See PAC...
  • Lawyer in election lawsuit is veteran of political game

    Lawyer in election lawsuit is veteran of political game
    The lawyer who filed suit last week to prevent Democrat Anthony G. Brown's running mate from accepting campaign donations during the legislative session is no stranger to the world of political fundraising. Daniel M. Clements, an attorney with a...
  • Another blow coming to campaign finance reform

    Another blow coming to campaign finance reform
    Campaign finance limits are back before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, and that's probably bad news for those who like good government. Think what this country needs is to give more political clout to the wealthy and those who seek special favors...
  • Campaign finance, deformed

    Campaign finance, deformed
    The Democratic Governors Association wants to conduct federal electioneering activity — things like get-out-the vote campaigns and voter identification programs — but it wants to do it with money that isn't subject to federal campaign...
  • O'Malley's PAC shows early signs of life

    O'Malley's PAC shows early signs of life
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's federal PAC, which will become an important fundraising vehicle should he decide to run for president in 2016, is beginning to show signs of life. In a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on...