Bradley Smith

Center for Competitive Politics

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Chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics; Professor of Law at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and at West Virginia University; former chairman of the Federal Election Commission;

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Sugar Daddies, Super PAC's and Winning the White House

The US Supreme Court has taken the lid off political spending, so presidential candidates are lining up billionaires to finance next year's campaigns.

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There’s just nine weeks left before the mid-term elections—and there’s more money than ever for Senate and House campaigns.

Without Limits, Will Campaign Contributions Dominate Politics?

There’s just nine weeks left before the mid-term elections—and there’s more money than ever for Senate and House campaigns.

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To Vote or Not to Vote: Debate over Photo ID Laws Heats Up

Voter ID laws vary all across the United States. Some states require photos, while others do not.

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