Tag Archives: OCPF

OCPF: “Safe to say the $12,500 aggregate limit is gone”

In reaction to today’s SCOTUS ruling that aggregate campaign donation limits are unconstitutional, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has confirmed that at the very least the $12,500 annual contribution limit to all candidates is gone. OCPF spokesman Jason Tait told Red Mass Group, “we’re still reviewing the decision, but it’s safe to say that the $12,500 aggregate…

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SCOTUS gives another victory for Free Speech – removes aggregate campaign limits

The Supreme Court corrected some decades old wrongs today.  It restored free speech rights, by ruling aggregate limits on campaign contributions illegal, both for candidates, and political parties. The justices ruled 5-4, in a decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, that limits on the total amount of money donors can give to all candidates, committees and political parties are…

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David Bernstein is Absolutely Correct

Today on BostonMagazine.com, David Bernstein writes that the Commonwealth’s annual donation limits are a hindrance to those running in special elections.  He is absolutely correct. Most of the candidates running to succeed Walsh opened their campaign committees at that point in early January. As a result, their supporters can give only $500, the maximum contribution allowed per calendar year.…

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WTF is Martha Coakley doing?

This from this morning’s Eagle Trib: The campaign for re-election that Mayor William Lantigua recently announced will be run by a political committee dogged by blunders over the last year and facing ongoing investigations into financial irregularities dating back to Lantigua’s last campaign for the statehouse in 2008. The troubles for Lantigua and his campaign organization mounted through 2012,…

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Inside baseball on Karyn Polito for Treasurer

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Hello everyone. Is it appropriate to say long-time, first-time?  Although I’ve posted on stuff unique to my campaigns, this constitutes my first bona fide contribution to RMG. As many of you may know, I have officially accepted the position of campaign manager for the Karyn Polito for Treasurer Campaign.  As a fellow…

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Corporate independent expenditures now legal in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has revised its rules due to the Citizens United case.  According to the OCPF website a ban on corporate independent expenditures won’t stand up to judicial scrutiny thus the ban has been lifted. On Jan. 21, the US Supreme Court issued Citizens United v. FEC. Although this case has received widespread publicity,…

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