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BILL CRAWFORD — Bryant should veto dark money bill

“Transparency is critical to fair government,” Gov. Phil Bryant, a longtime champion of transparency and accountability in government, once said. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann also promoted transparency when he proposed revamping Mississippi election laws in 2016. As WTOK-TV in Meridian reported: “Who’s dealing out money to candidates? And which ones are taking it? The Mississippi Secretary of State intends ...

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SPENCER RITCHIE: Political contributions: Know your limits

In Mississippi, every year is an election year. This election year, however, is shaping up to be one of the most memorable in the state in decades. Many Mississippians will seek to play an active part in these elections by contributing to campaigns and political parties. Such contributions are subject to federal and state campaign finance laws. Below is a ...

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Sticker shock? Each Cochran-McDaniel vote costs $40-plus

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The 2014 political spending spree continues, but it’s not exactly a bargain for investors. Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel attracted massive sums of campaign cash that could come to more than $40 per vote amid low primary turnout in the relatively small state. That’s at least a third more ...

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Judge to hear complaint about campaign finance law

ABERDEEN — A federal judge will hear arguments Nov. 1 in Aberdeen on a complaint that challenges a Mississippi campaign finance law under which groups are to register if they raise or spend more than $200 a year toward their cause. A week ago, five Lafayette County residents sued the State of Mississippi to challenge the law. The group said ...

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Nunnelee raises more than $400K

TUPELO — Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo will soon file a fourth quarter fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission showing that he raised over $201,000 in the quarter. That brings the total amount raised to over $420,000 since entering the First Congressional District Race five months ago. Nunnelee said, “I appreciate the support that we have received from throughout ...

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