Fundraising rules, a lobbying plateau, and news from Japan in this morning’s political law report

WHAT’S RIGHT AND WRONG ON MEMBER FUNDRAISING. Roll Call reports.  “The House Ethics Committee issued a report last month with evidence that campaign donors were offered one-on-one meetings with Members of Congress, that senior Congressional staff participated in nearly every fundraising activity a Member conducted, and that a lobbyist discussed both a legislative concern and a fundraising event with a Member’s chief of staff.”

THE BUNDLERS. In Politico. “In all, 122 lobbyists generated at least $8.9 million in donations for Democratic candidates and committees in last year’s elections, according to a review of Federal Election Commission reports by POLITICO.”

IN THE CROSS HAIRS OF A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION? Politico discusses who those in the cross hairs of a congressional investigation might turn to for help.  “Lobbying shops and law firms are ramping up their investigations practices and promoting their high-end consulting services to corporate clients who might find themselves in the cross hairs of one of the many oversight investigations the GOP plans to launch in the next two years.”


REPORTING CHARGE IN JAPAN. More here.  “Ichiro Ozawa, the Japanese ruling party politician who lost a bid to become prime minister four months ago, was indicted for violating campaign finance laws.”

FEC AGENDA. The agenda for today’s meeting of the Federal Election Commission is available here.


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