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WHY CAMPAIGNS NEED TO KEEP THEIR DATA IN A LOCKBOX

August 17th, 2015

http://www.campaignsandelections.com/campaign-insider/2512/why-campaigns-need-to-keep-their-data-in-a-lockbox   In the age of Big Data, campaigns are struggling to keep track of all their valua…

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Super PAC article written by our Founder

June 24th, 2015

Consultants have, until recently, described the post-Citizens United regulatory climate as the “Wild West” of campaign finance. But that hyperbole has died down with the two-year pris…

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Editorial by our Founder and President, Bradley Crate

June 10th, 2015

    https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/campaign/244430-fixing-the-fec Federal Election Commission Chair Ann Ravel recently described the state of the FEC as “worse than dysfunc…

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Red Curve President Bradley Crate featured in Campaigns and Elections Magazine

August 30th, 2014

Red Curve President and Founder Bradley Crate was recently featured in Campaigns & Elections Magazine's Shop Talk feature: Who says compliance is boring? Check out the full article below. &…

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Supreme Court strikes down aggregate FEC limit on campaign contributions

April 2nd, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled today that the aggregate ban on federal campaign contributions is unconstitutional. Prior to today’s ruling, an individual was restricted to donating up to $123,200 to p…

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Why your treasury department matters

March 31st, 2014

If you’ve announced your candidacy or are considering a run for office, chances are you’ve put together a platform and have evaluated your chances of winning—but have you considered …

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Avoid headlines like this!

March 21st, 2014

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the budgeting and FEC compliance services that Red Curve provides, but did you know that Red Curve also provides important administrative and HR funct…

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Compliance News Briefing

January 29th, 2014

Steve Stockman’s acceptance of bitcoins moves debate over online currency to politics (Dallas News) Rep. Steve Stockman (TX) announced earlier this month that his campaign against Sen. Joh…

Keywords: compliance, FEC, bitcoin

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Bitcoin: political currency of the future?

November 15th, 2013

FEC issues draft opinion approving the use of bitcoins for political donations The Federal Election Commission recently released a draft advisory opinion responding to a request by the Conservative A…

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Boston Globe: Martha Coakley campaign funds in disarray

November 4th, 2013

This weekend, the Boston Globe published an exposé on the campaign finances of Massachusetts Attorney General and candidate for governor Martha Coakley. Here are some key findings:  -- Po…

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Red Curve clients report impressive Q3 fundraising numbers

October 15th, 2013

Tom Cotton raises over $1M against Mark Pryor (National Journal, 10/15/13) Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton raised just over $1 million in the third fundraising quarter, according to FEC documents obtained b…

Keywords: FEC, fundraising

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FEC in the News: McCutcheon v. FEC

October 8th, 2013

The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments today on a definitive campaign finance case: McCutcheon v. FEC. The lead plaintiff in the case, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon argues that the…

Keywords: FEC, Supreme, Court, McCutcheon

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FEC shut down, Red Curve still open for business

October 1st, 2013

The Federal Election Commission is one of the federal agencies impacted by today's government shutdown and will be unable to provide services until further legislation is enacted. While the FEC …

Keywords: FEC, government, shutdown

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Compliance News Brief

August 23rd, 2013

We’re always on the lookout for campaign finance news here at Red Curve Solutions and some recent headlines caught our attention. We think these incidents are instructive lessons in the importan…

Keywords: compliance, FEC, transparency, expense, management

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Best Practices 101 – Donor Compliance

August 12th, 2013

In order to ensure compliant fundraising and reporting practices, committees should adopt internal procedures that mirror Federal Election Commission (FEC) contribution guidelines. A comprehensive pro…

Keywords: fundraising, FEC, compliance, political, campaign, best, practices

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FEC approves joint contributions from same-sex couples

July 25th, 2013

The Federal Election Commission voted unanimously today to treat political contributions from legally married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual married couples. Under current FEC rules, marri…

Keywords: DOMA, FEC, joint, contribution

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FEC News Round Up

July 8th, 2013

Several items on the Federal Election Commission’s agenda have been brought up in the news this week. Republicans currently have a temporary majority at the FEC and could vote this week to stop…

Keywords: DOJ, FEC, political, campaigns

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Campaign Challenge: Get Your Campaign Off The Ground

May 20th, 2013

How to run a competitive campaign from the outset   Whether you’re considering a run for office or are already a candidate, chances are you've already evaluated why you want to run, …

Keywords: budget, fundraising, election, spending, operations

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Campaign finance reporting for the 21st century

May 13th, 2013

We’re not in the business of endorsing legislation here at Red Curve Solutions, but Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) recently proposed a bipartisan bill we can get behind. Thirty…

Keywords: Senate, Campaign, FEC, electronic, filings

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Best Practices 101 – 48 Hour Notices

April 29th, 2013

It’s no secret that FEC compliance is complicated and requires a great deal of time and attention to detail. Serious financial implications and damages to your campaign’s reputation are at…

Keywords: FEC, RFAI, 48, hour, notice, fine, best, practices

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Best Practices 101 – Financial Accountability

April 22nd, 2013

Does the same person submit expenses, write checks, and balance the books? One way to get your campaign in a lot of trouble – both legally and financially – is to yield all financial cont…

Keywords: technology, FEC, compliance, best, practices

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Red Curve Solutions receives 2013 AAPC Pollie Award

April 5th, 2013

American Association of Political Consultants recognizes Red Curve Solutions for Best Use of New Technology during the 2012 election cycle Washington, DC -- The American Association of Political Cons…

Keywords: AAPC, DC, Pollie, award, Romney

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