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November 15, 2016 WVCCE Blog Julie Archer
Outside spending in W.Va. elections nears $20 million
Outside groups reported spending $4.7 million dollars in the two weeks prior to the election, with total spending reaching $19.8 million so far this election cycle. This year’s outside spending by race breaks down as follows: Attorney General - $7,056,716, Governor - $5,534,089, Supreme Court - $3,644,315. Third party organizations also spent $3.3 million in various state Senate races.
Issues: Dark MoneyDemocracyDisclosureSecret MoneyWV Supreme Court
November 3, 2016 WVCCE Blog Julie Archer
W.Va. outside spending reaches $19.2 million
Five days from the election, outside spending in West Virginia elections has reached $19.2 million this election cycle. Outside groups have reported spending an additional $4.1 million dollars over the past week.
Issues: Citizens UnitedClean ElectionsDemocracyDisclosureSecret Money
October 28, 2016 Press Release Julie Archer
Outside groups spend more than $15 million on W.Va. elections
After spending $5.6 million during the last presidential election year, outside groups have reported spending more than $15 million on West Virginia elections so far in 2016 — closely rivaling the $16.3 million in reported spending by candidates for executive, legislative, and judicial offices. This year’s outside spending by race breaks down as follows: Attorney General - $5.3, Governor - $3.7, Supreme Court - $3.6 million. Third party organizations have also spent $2.4 million in various state Senate races.
Issues: Citizens UnitedDark MoneyDemocracyDisclosureSecret Money
September 26, 2016 WVCCE Blog Julie Archer
The EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Did you know?
As the arguments over the legality of the EPA's Clean Power Plan get underway, here are some important things to remember. When polluters spend millions to influence our elected officials and judges to strike down clean air standards, we pay the price with chronic asthma.
Issues: Citizens UnitedDark MoneyDisclosureHealthSecret Money
September 20, 2016 WVCCE Blog Julie Archer
Brennan Center Analysis: Secret Outside Spending, Attack Ads Dominate Judicial Elections
Thirty-nine states hold elections to choose all or some of their judges. This November, 27 states will hold elections for seats on their highest courts. Early indicators suggest that several of these races will be dominated by secret outside spending and attack ads funded by groups that do not disclose their donors, according to an analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice of seven supreme court elections and primaries that were completed earlier in 2016.
Issues: Dark MoneyDisclosureFair CourtsSecret MoneyWV Supreme Court
September 1, 2016 WVCCE Blog Natalie Thompson
Vigilant companies can avert Watergate scandal replay
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Issues: Citizens UnitedDark MoneyDemocracySecret Money
Coporations are not people
August 3, 2016 WVCCE Blog Julie Archer
Speak Up! We Need Senator Manchin to Support Democracy Reforms
In Congress, some lawmakers have proposed solutions to put regular voters back in control of our elections: The We the People package and the Fair Elections Now Act. This is our chance to be heard. Tell Senator Manchin to put everyday Americans first and cosponsor the We the People package and the Fair Elections Now Act.
Issues: Citizens UnitedClean ElectionsDark MoneyDemocracyDisclosurePublic financingSecret Money
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