David Keating is the president of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), the only organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political free speech rights through litigation, education and advocacy.
In 2007, David founded SpeechNow.org due to his frustration by the incessant attacks on the First Amendment. His goal was to give Americans who support free speech a way to join together, pool their resources, and advocate for federal candidates who agree with themand work to defeat those who do not. The group won the lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission that created the Super PAC.
Prior to joining CCP, he was the Executive Director of the Club for Growth. There he played a key role in growing the organizations membership and influencing economic freedom through public policy and politics. He worked for many years spent as the Executive Vice-President of the National Taxpayers Union, and the Washington Director of Americans for Fair Taxation. In 1996 he was appointed to the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service by then Senator Bob Dole because of his leading role in the development and passage of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights.
Mr. Keating has appeared on CBSs 60 Minutes, NBCs Today, ABCs "20/20," PBSs The NewsHour, Fox News Channel, MSNBCs Hardball with Chris Matthews and many other news and talk programs.
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The Center for Competitive Politics together with the Institute for Justice, represented SpeechNow.orga group then headed by current CCP president David Keatingin Federal court against a government that was attempting to limit the amount of resources available to SpeechNow.