Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Super PACs' Next Target: Local Elections

When Philadelphia's next mayor delivers his victory speech Tuesday night, he should take a moment to praise a most important ally: his super PAC. Before long, it could become a regular part of any winning mayor's speech.
Source: Super PACs' Next Target: Local Elections

Avalanche of big money headed Feingold's way in Senate rematch

WASHINGTON — Democrat Russ Feingold kicked off his Senate campaign Thursday by taking aim at the big money in politics. There's every sign, however, that big money plans to take aim at him.
Source: Avalanche of big money headed Feingold's way in Senate rematch

Let's Talk About the Primary Calendar and the Republican Nomination Race, Part Two

FHQ has received some questions from a handful of reporters and emails from interested readers this week concerning the state of the 2016 presidential primary calendar.
Source: Let's Talk About the Primary Calendar and the Republican Nomination Race, Part Two

Nevada Democrats and a Presidential Primary in the Silver State

Democrats in Nevada have expressed some concern over the potential switch from a caucuses/convention system to a presidential primary in the Silver state.
Source: Nevada Democrats and a Presidential Primary in the Silver State

Trevor Potter and the Magic Briefcase

Steve Lundberg conceived of a firm over a game of Ms. Pac-Man. He helps ... James Constable, the fifth generation of Constables to practice law in Maryland, tells us about his passion for preserving land, growing up in the country, and that time his great-great uncle almost clobbered a U.S.
Source: Trevor Potter and the Magic Briefcase

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Voters in more than half the states will soon be able to register online, rather than filling out a paper form and sending it in. Twenty states have implemented online voter registration so far, almost all in the past few years. Seven other states and the District of Columbia are now in the process of doing so. That includes Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last Friday requiring the state to allow online voter registration by 2017. Online voter registration has become so popular because election officials say it's more efficient than a paper-based system, and cheaper.

Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On : It's All Politics : NPR

Connecting the Dots Behind the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Presidential candidates change, but the people who run the campaigns often remain the same. Here is how the teams behind some likely and announced candidates are connected to previous campaigns, administrations and organizations close to the possible nominees.

Connecting the Dots Behind the 2016 Presidential Candidates - NYTimes.com

 

This piece includes a fantastic graphic connecting the lines between candidates, people and PACs.