Perriello proposes prohibition on foreign corporate donations.

Rep. Tom Perriello is introducing a bill to make a brilliant modification to campaign finance law. It’s a bit breathtaking in its simplicity and utility. With the recent Supreme Court ruling (which is simultaneously legally correct and practically stupid), corporations can make unlimited contributions to candidates for political office. This will be, as anybody can […]

The SBE will charge $25/filing for paper campaign finance reports.

From the governor’s budget cut plan (2MB PDF) that was announced today, I see this bit in the listings of cost savings through budget cuts and revenue increases: Implements an administrative fee of $25 per report for campaign finance disclosure reports filed in paper form. Electronic filing software is made available free of charge to […]

Fundraising numbers.

The latest fundraising reports are in for state and federal campaigns. (State campaigns file with the State Board of Elections, federal campaigns file with the Federal Election Commission. The two types of campaigns are held to entirely different laws, file different forms, and generally bear little resemblance to each other. TMYK ★.) Tim Craig runs […]