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Recent Campaign Finance Cases and Actions

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) filed suit to challenge longstanding limits on how much political parties can spend in “coordination” with federal candidates. CLC has joined the case as an amicus curiae to help defend the coordinated spending limits, arguing the lawsuit is foreclosed by a 2001 decision by the Supreme Court to uphold these federal limits.

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In 2023, Minnesota enacted a law prohibiting corporations with foreign owners from spending to influence Minnesota state elections. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce sued to overturn the law on First Amendment and federal preemption grounds, and CLC has joined the case as an amicus curiae to help defend the law.

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Campaign Legal Center is participating in the defense of Maine Question 2, known as the “Prohibit Foreign Spending in Elections Initiative,” in four lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the initiative. CLC represents Protect Maine Elections, the ballot measure committee that was founded to help draft and enact Question 2.

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Apr 25

Removing Financial Barriers to Running for Office

CLC hosted a discussion with experts and former candidates about these innovations — those that have already been implemented and others that have been proposed — and discussed what else can be done to break down financial barriers to running for office and make holding political office an obtainable goal for all Americans.

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET • Virtual