Short Form Campaign Finance Reform Outline.

I have posted a number of long form campaign finance reform blogs in the past. Here’s an oldie from 2015 and an update from 2019. But as we roll into the 2022 mid-terms, here’s the short form. The only people who can contribute to a campaign are those who are…

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Remember When Trump Said He Was So Rich That He Could Pay For His Own Campaign?

Yet I get ten emails per day from his campaign, junior, the president, lara, or even newt gingrich (he’s still alive?) begging for money. Even more today since it’s the end of August deadline. Get real.

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McConnell CRYING: Really, this is how you want to appeal to me?

Long time readers know that I am losing patience with liberal fund raisers and liberal groups that come at me with negative or misleading email come ons. And this election season is no exception but I have put most of them aside and tried to ignore them. But today I…

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Abele Actions Scream Out For Campaign Finance Reform.

I have been a very vocal advocate for campaign finance reform. You can find several posts here on BB…but the basic tenets are: only eligible voters can contribute to campaigns…and only to campaigns that they are eligible to vote in. A few corollaries, but that’s about it. But then there’s…

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Quick Hit On Charitable Deductions:

As you know the Trump campaign keeps sending me emails begging for money. I seldom bother to even look at them but I couldn’t help it today. It was a personal plea from Lara Trump. But I am kinda curious about these emails because they are joint ventures between the…

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Putting My Wallet Where My Mouth Is…

has been relatively easy so far. But this past week I got two emails from my own local electeds suggesting that I donate campaign funds to their colleagues from other areas. That’s tempting…and it would be legal. BUT: my position is that only eligible voters should contribute to candidates in…

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Milwaukee Case for Campaign Finance Reform

Local school boards should be the perfect demonstration of grass roots politics. Local people who are concerned about children…who are concerned about education…who are in tune with the local community. But then shit like this happens: This school election cycle has been one of the more costly to date, with…

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Restating My Campaign Finance Reform Agenda

I can’t believe that I wrote the following post almost 4 years ago. But considering that Congress has made absolutely no progress on improving the morass that is campaign finance…I am reposting this now. I did a few edits to clean up some typos and to bring it up to…

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Wisconsin GOP Hypocrisy On Outside Campaign Money!

A number of outside groups affiliated with Democrats are spending $1 million in Wisconsin in support of long shot Democratic candidates. But what’s most interesting from this article is the Republican Party response: Alec Zimmerman, a spokesman for the state Republican Party, said the effort shows Democrats are committed to…

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John Doe II Iced By Federal Judge

I don’t know where this goes next. Is this the last place that a John Doe can be considered or does the DA have the authority or wherewhithal to appeal a ruling like this? Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: U.S. District Judge Rudolf Randa issued the 26-page decision late Tuesday, calling…

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