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Who Funds Tennessee’s Political Campaigns?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Tennessee wine and liquor distributors have poured more money into state political campaigns in the past five years than any other group, followed closely by state real estate agents , reveals an analysis of campaign finance data. Data from the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance shows that wine and spirits wholesalers […]

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Viral school board speeches propel suburban dads into political campaigns | News

In January 2021, amid a brewing movement of parental activism, Brandon Michon, a resident of Loudoun County, Va., took to the podium at his local school board meeting wearing a gray sweatshirt and a black cap. Michon, a father of four who grew up in the county and had recently moved back to the New […]

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County Ethics Committee assesses police union donations to political campaigns

By Raymond Janis The Suffolk County Ethics Board issued an advisory opinion on February 16 regarding police union campaign contributions to elected officials. In May 2021, County Legislator Rob Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) sought an opinion regarding donations made by the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association to former District Attorney Tim Sini’s (D) campaign. Trotta asked […]

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Follow the money – who benefits from political campaign donations

The trucking convoy that terrorized the citizens of Ottawa for three weeks bluntly exposed, through the shutdown of online fundraising campaigns GoFundMe and GiveSendGo, the corrupting influence of money in public affairs. The two campaigns have raised around $10 million each and an investigation is now underway to track the money to find out who […]

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IEC reveals that Patrice Motsepe is a top donor to political parties and has given 5 parties combined R13m

Patrice Motsepe was the top donor to South Africa’s five major political parties, according to the Electoral Commission of South Africa The law on the financing of political parties requires that all donations received by a political party be declared quarterly The African National Congress was the recipient of the bulk of donations in the […]

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Activision CEO Reportedly Supports Political Campaigns Through Secret Societies

If you don’t keep up to date with the behind-the-scenes activities of the gaming world, you may have missed the biggest scandal gaming has ever seen. Currently Call of Duty the publisher, Activision Blizzard, is embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against it by the state of California following numerous allegations. Allegations like female […]

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Bobby Kotick has two secret societies that donate to political campaigns

Recent reports show that Kotick has got hold of two discreet companies that have invested thousands of dollars in political campaigns. As Microsoft prepares to take over Activision Blizzard over the next year, all eyes are on what’s going on with Bobby Kotick. Activision Blizzard’s current CEO continues to run things at least until the […]

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Chan: Ongoing political campaigns in Az; Ways to verify donation requests and track your money

Published on February 13, 2022 at 5:04 p.m. Amy B. Chan Special for TucsonSentinel.com Amy B. Chan is the chair of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission. If you have emails, chances are you’ve been asked to “step in” to support school board candidates for senator and to support nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. […]

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Political campaigns can turn into long-term business ventures

For successful politicians, campaign organizations remain operational whether or not there is an election on the horizon. Voter Restriction Laws: Why Republican States Are Changing Them Republican states pass multiple voter restriction laws in response to Trump’s 2020 loss. Here’s how it could impact the midterm and 2024 elections. Just the FAQ, USA TODAY AUSTIN […]

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Donations to political party candidates must now see…

In July this year, the Constitutional Court overturned the Public Protector’s findings that President Cyril Ramaphosa had acted unlawfully in various respects regarding donations made to his CR17 election campaign. Indeed, the President was under no obligation under the Code of Ethics for Members of the Executive (the Code), adopted under the Ethics for Members […]

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APC urges ‘stop’ use of children in political campaigning

The use of children in political campaigns can be avoided. Any party or politician that campaigns with children violates children’s rights and could also expose them to other forms of abuse and exploitation. The Child Protection Alliance (CPA) recognizes the importance of children’s right to participate in decision-making processes that may be relevant to their […]

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Facebook Ad Policies Have Changed, But Political Campaigns Can Still Target You

register here to receive On Politics in your inbox on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the 2020 election, the Biden and Trump campaigns ran Facebook ads aimed at black voters in Kenosha, Wis., about the race and police protests that dominated the summer. On Tuesday, Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook, announced changes […]

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Government issues notice to musicians participating in 2022 political campaigns

In a statement released on Monday, November 8, Kecobo urged artists to be wise when engaging in political campaigns. During this period, aspirants to political office will seek to leverage music as an effective tool for political mobilization. As such, they have or will commission campaign songs or hire musicians to perform at their rallies. […]

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Winning political campaigns have ‘sexy women, beer, pizza and music’ – POLITICO

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be at the heart of a relentless, overwhelming and winning political machine? Wonder no more. Dominic Cummings, once Boris Johnson’s top aide and now a thorn in the side of almost everyone in British politics, used his subscription newsletter to say that ‘winning political campaigns’ have ‘sexy […]

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When is music in political campaigns transformative? SDNY Judge Rejects Trump’s Fair Use Arguments – Intellectual Property

United States: When is music in political campaigns transformative? SDNY Judge Rejects Trump’s Fair Use Arguments October 07, 2021 Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Political candidates have long used pop songs in their visual and […]

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Council tax bill subsidizes union political campaigns

The tax bill before the House discriminates against workers who do not want to support union policy. The house reconciliation tax bill contains a $250 deduction for union dues. But only workers who finance trade union political activities can claim it. This indirectly subsidizes union political campaigns. In 23 states that are not “right to […]

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Political campaigns fear they will be the next victims of ransomware

Political campaigns are beefing up their protections, fearing the next in a growing number of ransomware attacks will target them. Cybercriminals are attacking an ever-growing number of targets, from Colonial Pipeline to JBS USA. And political campaigns painfully know the risks after the 2016 attacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “I think we’ve seen […]

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The New York Times uncovers a Wyoming-based effort to sabotage political campaigns

Wapiti resident Erik Prince is one of many associated with a Wyoming-based effort to infiltrate political campaigns and obtain “dirt” to sabotage candidates. The New York Times published an article chronicling a spy effort based in Wapiti, Wyoming. Authors Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman interviewed dozens of people, including several Wyoming politicians, to piece together […]

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Why political campaigns endure despite being mired in paradoxes

Oith the sound of the election bugle in five different states in India, social distancing has been replaced by social uprising, as witnessed in political campaigns. Fear of the pandemic has faded, as crowds unite to listen to their favorite leaders from their respective political parties. The whole mechanism of political campaigns, in addition to […]

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Political campaigns face tough security challenges

Securing any organization is a challenge, but the task of securing a political campaign is its own brand of difficulty, combining many corporate security hurdles with the somewhat organized chaos of startup life. While there are many tools and technologies available to campaigns, they don’t always take advantage of them, for financial reasons, opportunity, or […]

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Davidson students join political campaigns and work to change their communities

By: Tess Finke ’24 (she/her), Personal editor Davidson students work to get the vote. Photo by Hannah Dugan ’21 How many text messages and calls did you receive from passionate political campaigners before election day? Five? Ten? Twenty? You may have ignored the messages or maybe you thought it was spam. However, in an election […]

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2020 Election Highlights Musicians’ Struggles Against Political Campaigns

The role of music in political campaigns has become a hot topic. In August, Neil Young for follow-up Donald Trump’s campaign for the use of his songs ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ and ‘Devil’s Sidewalk’ at campaign rallies. Young argues that Trump was never given permission to use his songs at campaign rallies and therefore […]

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Who funds political campaigns and why should you care?

Even though the stakes have never been higher, the urge not to vote remains tempting (but you should, please don’t twist it). Much more than dissatisfaction with a candidate, one of the most discouraging factors at play is the seismic influence of money. The average voter is ridiculously ill-equipped to oppose the Goliath that is […]

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Political campaigns embrace surveillance capitalism at their peril

Since the middle of the 20th century, commercial advertising and marketing techniques have made their way into the sphere of political campaigning. The tactics associated with surveillance capitalism – the commodification of personal data for profit as mastered by companies like Google and Facebook – have followed the same path. The race between competing political […]

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How political campaigns use your data in elections

In the United States, political campaigns use data on more than 200 million Americans of voting age to inform their strategies and tactics. America’s two major parties compete to use the most accurate data to target voters in various ways, an advantage that has been touted as key in the election victories of former President […]

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Anger can be good for political campaigns but bad for democracy

Rage is a powerful motivator in American politics, capable of boosting voter motivation and filling campaign coffers, according to professors of political science and public policy who have studied the issue. They say voter anger helped elevate Donald Trump to the White House in 2016 and helped Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives […]

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Russian hackers targeting US political campaigns ahead of election, Microsoft warns | Microsoft

The same Russian military intelligence team that hacked into the Democrats in 2016 attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of organizations involved in the 2020 election, Microsoft said Thursday. These efforts, which have targeted more than 200 organizations including political parties and consultants, appear to be part of a broader increase in the targeting […]

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How Social Media Shapes Political Campaigns

During his short presidential campaign, entrepreneur and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $1 billion of his own money before stepping out of the race in March. More than 70% of this budget went to advertising. Extraordinary spending highlights just how much money it takes to run for public office in America, […]

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Global political campaigns rely on American expertise to win elections

For more than three decades, Riva Levinson has witnessed history in the making across the world. From Angola to Sri Lanka and many other countries, she learned and lived the life of an international political consultant. Advising political candidates abroad has become a solid and often lucrative business for American political strategists. Levinson attributes the […]

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How political campaigns can text you with personal information

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As robocalls become more popular and the number of landlines declines, political campaigns are now texting people to encourage them to […]

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How to avoid receiving political campaign texts

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As robocalls become more popular and the number of landlines declines, political campaigns are now texting people to encourage them to […]

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How social media is changing political campaigns

Elections are decided by a small percentage of the population which consists of undecided voters. Mastering the art of social media strategies is essential for political campaigns to influence these voters. A guest article by Domonique James, a former member of the 2012 Obama campaign. Political campaigns have become more intentional about where and […]

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Media and political campaigns: from the era of free airtime to that of free online advertising

The growing influence of mass media in political campaigns has been a concern for campaign finance regulators around the world over the past few decades. The role of the media often goes beyond simply informing citizens about the positions of political parties and competing candidates; it often extends to the formation of the opinions of […]