Fred Wertheimer for Huffington Post “A ‘Pillar’ of the Clinton Campaign Won’t Get the Job Done”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined the Super PAC circus last week when she met with top donors to Priorities USA to help raise huge contributions for the individual-candidate Super PAC supporting her presidential campaign. In doing so, she joined Jeb Bush and the other presidential candidates who are raising unlimited contributions for the …

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Fred Wertheimer op-ed: Bush Super PAC Scheme Would Violate 2002 Campaign Finance Law

Reuters Why Jeb Bush’s super PAC plan is potentially illegal Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is preparing to push the role of the individual-candidate super PAC to new, brazen heights. The Bush campaign is reportedly planning to reverse the role of Bush’s campaign committee and the “independent” super PAC supporting him – so that the super PAC …

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Fred Wertheimer Oped for Reuters “Democracy is Drowning in a sea of dark money”

Reuters Democracy is drowning in a sea of dark money By Fred Wertheimer The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United five years ago left the nation’s campaign finance system in shambles and our constitutional system of representative government dangerously undermined. Citizens United threw out a century of national policy and overturned decades of Supreme Court precedent to …

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Fred Wertheimer POLITICO op-ed: “Inadequate IRS rules helped create scandal”

POLITICO Inadequate IRS rules helped create scandal By Fred Wertheimer The current firestorm over the wrongful targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service is one part of a picture that shows the existing rules to determine the eligibility of groups to qualify as section 501(c)(4) tax-exempt “social welfare” organizations are woefully inadequate. The …

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Fred Wertheimer Op-ed: The Small Donor Revolution: Empowering Citizens to Combat Influence-Money in Politics

The Huffington Post The Small Donor Revolution: Empowering Citizens to Combat Influence-Money in Politics Fred Wertheimer September 6, 2012 The 2012 elections are documenting on a daily basis the corrupt campaign finance system facing the nation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. With that decision, the Supreme Court unleashed huge contributions, …

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