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Twitter #PAC to blaze transparency trail in 2016, offer full disclosure on donations

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Federal law permits a significant lag time for political action committees in reporting specific candidate donations, often with waits as long as weeks or even months to say exactly who they gave cash. According to reporting by the Center for Public Integrity, Twitter’s emerging PAC, which is just beginning to make federal contributions, wants to cut disclosure time down to about 48 hours. That speed mirrors the immediacy of Twitter’s core product. “Timely disclosure is something we could do. We…

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Club for Growth concerned re: Charlie Crist v Marco Rubio

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The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax group, is considering running ads in the Republican Party’s Senate primary race against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for supporting higher state taxes and President Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus spending package. Mr. Crist’s opponent for the Republican Party’s nomination next year is former state Speaker of the House Marco Rubio, a young conservative running on cutting government spending and taxes who recently met here with the Club for Growth, which has a strong…

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Club for Growth to endorse Marco Rubio?

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According to The Hill: Fact is, Marco Rubio needs some big help. Enter: the Club for Growth. The Club interviewed Rubio on Monday, and Executive Director David Keating said it was “impressed.” Donors have to be skeptical of Rubio’s chances, and a Club endorsement would provide him both money and legitimacy. “We are very concerned about the two major tax increases Charlie Crist recently signed and believe there’s no excuse for his active support of the Obama big-government ’stimulus’ spending…

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