BUNDLE OF FUN. What’s expected of bundlers this cycle? Politico reports. “The campaign’s ask for bundlers: $700,000 total. Each bundler is being asked to generate a combined $350,000 in contributions to the Democratic National Committee and the re-election campaign in 2011 and 2012, a two-year plan that could provide a steady flow of cash.”
IDENTIFYING NONPROFIT DONORS. David Callahan says that should be required. “The United States is known for its vibrant nonprofit sector. Today, though, this sector has become yet one more avenue for the wealthy to try to dominate civic life. If we care at all about political equality, we must regulate the growing flood of money into this arena.”
ETHICS REFORM AND WHO TO TRUST IN NY. The Daily News.
PHILADELPHIA BOARD OF ETHICS HIRING? Story here.
PUBLIC INTEGRITY COMMISSION FOR PA? Maybe. “After years of scandals in the Capitol, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to create a state Public Integrity Commission with the power to investigate public officials and employees, and recommend criminal charges.”
KWAME BROWN AUDIT RELEASED. The Post covers the story here. “D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown’s 2008 reelection campaign failed to account for more than a quarter-million dollars in donations and expenses, and used a now-defunct political consulting firm to pass $239,000 to a firm operated by his brother, according to an audit released Tuesday by the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance.”
MORE ON GA LOBBYING. “The state ethics commission reluctantly approved a measure Tuesday advising lobbyists they no longer need to report money spent influencing state bureaucrats, but urged lawmakers to pass legislation making such reporting required.” Story here.
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