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14 May 2012, 6:53 pm by Jonathan H. Adler
Campaign finance activist Fred Wertheimer made the same concession when pressed by the NYT. [read post]
20 Apr 2012, 2:05 pm by Rick Hasen
On March 29, I was one of three witnesses (along with David Keating and Fred Wertheimer) to testify before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration about the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, which would fix some problems with our system for disclosing campaign finance contributions and spending. [read post]
5 Apr 2012, 2:09 pm by LindaMBeale
(quoting Fred Wertheimer, an advocate who worked on getting the law passed after Watergate). [read post]
4 Apr 2012, 7:25 am by Rick Hasen
Fred Wertheimer has written this WaPo oped: “While we cannot end all super PACs, as long as the Citizens United decision stands, we can eliminate the type of candidate-specific super PACs being used in the presidential campaign. [read post]
29 Mar 2012, 12:30 pm by Rick Hasen
  Here are links to my testimony, Fred Wertheimer’s testimony, and David Keating’s testimony. [read post]
29 Feb 2012, 3:43 pm by Eva Arevuo
From the New York Times again: “The campaigns know the F.E.C. isn’t going to enforce the law, and so they’ve decided to do whatever they want,” said Fred Wertheimer, whose watchdog group, Democracy 21, has complained to the Justice Department about the lack of enforcement. [read post]
15 Feb 2012, 10:11 am by Rick Hasen
New Fred Wertheimer CNN Opinion oped. [read post]
13 Feb 2012, 2:18 am by admin
Fred Wertheimer, President of Democracy 21, a pro-campaign finance reform organization says that the massive amounts of money likely to be spent during the upcoming election will result in a “historic national scandal…and we’ll have new opportunities for major reforms. [read post]
9 Feb 2012, 8:13 pm by Rick Hasen
Bloomberg BNA: “[Fred Wertheimer] told Bloomberg BNA in a telephone interview that the new version of the bill has been stripped of controversial provisions that impeded progress of the previous DISCLOSE Act, such as a special exemption from disclosure for large membership groups, like the National Rifle Association, and special provisions for unions. [read post]
7 Feb 2012, 7:56 am by Rick Hasen
Fred Wertheimer has written this oped for The Hill. [read post]
5 Feb 2012, 3:03 pm by Rick Hasen
Steven Pearlstein has written this WaPo oped: “We know that Fred Wertheimer and the other goo-goos will be all over NPR and the op-ed pages bellyaching about the corrupting influence of corporate money on government, as if that horse hasn’t long since fled from the barn. [read post]
20 Jan 2012, 10:25 am by Rick Hasen
  In addition, Peter Overby reports for NPR; Fred Wertheimer laments; Mark Schmitt strategizes; the Sunlight Foundation makes a movie; Liz Kennedy blogs; Demos releases a top ten list; and CAC offers a roadmap for reversal. [read post]
19 Jan 2012, 8:00 am by Rick Hasen
Fred Wertheimer has written this Politico oped. [read post]
21 Dec 2011, 8:04 pm by Rick Hasen
. ‘It’s absurd that this group says they want to change the way business is done and they’re attempting to run a candidate for President on the ballot in 50 states with secret money’” says Fred Wertheimer, president of the campaign-finance watchdog group Democracy 21. ‘If the candidate of Americans Elect were to play a key role in determining the outcome of the 2012 election using secret money to finance their candidate, that would be an… [read post]
20 Dec 2011, 10:15 am by Rick Hasen
Romney channeling his finest Fred Wertheimer: “But these kinds of associations between money and politics in my view are wrong. [read post]