The 2016 race is increasingly being run through "shadow campaigns," outside groups with reported ties to the candidates they support. This activity is more brazen than ever and big donors are rewarding those groups that have close ties.
Samuels, one of the most influential opinion writers in the country, has been a critical voice for many of the Center's core issues. We look forward to her important contributions that will continue to shape the public debate.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-2 to end the investigation into Scott Walker's 2012 campaign, reducing the legal barriers between political campaigns and independent groups and raising serious concerns about judicial impartiality.
The Brennan Center and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, on behalf of several former and current atate legislators and other plaintiffs, filed suit against the New York State Board of Elections to close the state’s infamous “LLC Loophole.”
After the governor and legislature failed to pass the most needed ethics reforms this spring, the Board of Elections must close a corporate loophole that allows wealthy donors to bypass campaign limits and donate millions in state elections.