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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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A good treasurer can save campaigns from embezzlement, embarrassment

August 5th, 2015

You see a story about it all too often: A campaign's treasurer is accused of embezzlement — stealing or misappropriating campaign money — for themselves or sometimes worse. This is a …

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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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2014 Midterm Elections

November 11th, 2014

Last Tuesday was an exciting day for Republicans across the country and we are proud to have worked with many victorious campaigns this cycle. Since 2012, we have grown our client list to over 100 cam…

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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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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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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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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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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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