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Colbert’s Super PAC Surpasses $1 Million

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is busy highlighting the absurdities of our political election system by participating in it. He is no longer a candidate for president, so he has retaken control of his legally-obtained Super PAC (political Action Committee). He filed a report just after midnight this morning with the Federal Election Commission on the [...]

What Happens to Leftover Campaign Funds When a Candidate Drops Out?

Image credit: REUTERS/ADAM HUNGER/LANDOV After a disappointing performance in the Iowa Caucus, Rick Perry is reassessing his campaign. Some members of her own party are urging Michele Bachmann to call it quits. If they do drop out and they’re not out of cash, what happens to that money? One thing’s for sure — disappointed candidates can’t console [...]

A Corporation Has Announced It Will Run For Congress

YouTube link. Murray Hill Incorporated has just announced its intention to run for Congress in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. Murray Hill Inc. is believed to be the first “corporate person” to exercise its constitutional right to run for office. As Supreme Court observer Lyle Denniston wrote in his SCOTUSblog, “If anything, the decision in Citizens United v. [...]