K Street Fleeing From DISCLOSE Act

The Supreme Court decision upholding its 2010 ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission on June 25, made it clear that corporations, labor unions and individuals can continue to pour unlimited sums of money into congressional and presidential elections this year. Less clear is whether — or when — there will be enough support […]

Lobby Firms Play Politics in 2012 Elections

Washington lobby firms are pouring millions of dollars into 2012 campaigns. So far, spending by the biggest political action committees has favored Republicans. Firms with the most generous PACs include Ernst & Young, DLA Piper, Greenberg Traurig and Akin, Gump. Here’s the PAC spending of major firms in the 2012 election cycle, with party breakdowns […]

Greater disclosure of SuperPAC’s donors is needed

This article originally appeared in The Hill: Greater disclosure of SuperPAC’s donors is needed  As The Hill reported yesterday, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain appears to be back in the game on campaign finance reform, and he couldn’t have come at a better time. McCain, who thought he had tamped down the issue with his landmark 2002 […]