Thursday, October 28, 2010

Elections News and the Inside look at corporate campaign spending - CSPAN

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National Journal Group Poll Briefing and Midterm Election Discussion
The National Journal Group hosted a forum looking at issues in the 2010 Midterm Elections. Participants discussed findings from a recent poll that National Journal conducted with the Society for Human Resource Management and the Pew Research Center. Speakers at the event include former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) and Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.

Inside look at corporate campaign spending
Today Oct 28, 2010

The 2010 midterm campaign is the first major national election since the Supreme Court ruled corporations have the First Amendment right to protected speech in politics. Today, the Washington policy group Committee for Economic Development (CED) is discussing the current attitudes of the businesses community on the ruling.

At the top of the event, pollster Sam Rodgers released a new Zogby poll on business attitudes toward campaign spending. It showed the widening gap between calls for corporate spending disclosure and a self-policing transparency policy.

CED also invited former CEO Ed Kangas of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International along with business academics and policy experts to speak about monitoring large, undisclosed political spending by corporations, labor unions and trade associations.

Citizens United is the Supreme Court decision handed down this past January that allowed corporations to donate to political organizations under the same rules as individuals, based on the First Amendment.

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