Here is Thursday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • Supporters of campaign finance reform are weighing their remaining options. (TIME)
  • Opinion: The question is not how Republicans are exploiting a loophole in campaign finance, but how Democrats allowed themselves to fall short in the fundraising game. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Several of Washington’s most prominent lobby firms have seen a recent downturn in revenue. (The Hill)
  • The DCCC has filed a complaint with the FEC against Senator McCain for violating his namesake campaign finance law. (Washington Post)
  • Donald Trump and “swiftboat” ad financier Bob Perry are among several high profile donors to American Crossroads. (Politico)(New York Times)
  • Some vulnerable Democrats are shying away from Speaker Pelosi’s cash.(Roll Call)($)
  • “Over the top” candidates are bringing in the most campaign cash. (Politico)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/21:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/21:

  • None

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