The Red Curve Blog

Search the blog by keyword: or view all

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…

Read more

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 …

Read more

Bradley Crate Covers Campaign Compliance and Treasury

July 9th, 2015

http://www.politicaltradesecrets.com/episode-1-compliance-treasury/   Former Romney Campaign Treasurer talks campaign finance laws, treasury, and keeping yourself out of trouble   F…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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. &…

Read more

Q2 Fundraising Roundup

July 17th, 2014

Another impressive fundraising quarter from Red Curve clients! Check out some of the headlines below. Terri Lynn Land tops Gary Peters in second quarter fundraising battle (The Washington Post) Form…

Read more

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…

Read more

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 …

Read more

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

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Campaign Challenge: Volatile Revenue Streams

May 6th, 2013

Uncertain and volatile revenue streams result in campaign debt or surplus Executing a winning campaign strategy requires money -- a lot of money -- and because campaigns are fast-paced and short-term…

Keywords: consulting, revenue, winning, campaign, strategy, technology

Read more

Gabriel Gomez wins GOP Senate primary in MA

May 1st, 2013

Red Curve Solutions congratulates Gabriel Gomez on his primary win in the MA special election for U.S. Senate. We are proud to be a part of the team. Learn more about Gabriel Gomez here.…

Keywords: Gabriel, Gomez, U.S., Senate

Read more

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

Read more

Lessons learned from the RNC Growth and Opportunity Project

April 15th, 2013

Red Curve Solutions named ‘hidden gem’ of 2012 election cycle Red Curve Solutions was named a “hidden gem” of the 2012 Romney presidential campaign and a “model” f…

Keywords: RNC, Republican, Romney

Read more

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

Read more