NEW CORRECTIONS ON ISSA TIMES PIECE. Daily Caller. “The Times now says the August 15 article used ‘erroneous information’ to allege foul play on Issa’s part because he withdrew much of his family foundation’s assets from the stock market several months before it crashed. Reporter Eric Lichtblau used faulty documentation to allege that Issa’s family foundation ‘earned $357,000 on an initial investment of less than $19,000 – a return of nearly 1,900 percent in just seven months, the foundation reported to the Internal Revenue Service.'”
LINE BETWEEN CANDIDATES AND SUPER PACS. The Times. “Most of this year’s presidential candidates are now backed by one or more dedicated Super PACs. Unlike the broad-based independent groups backing multiple candidates that flooded last year’s Congressional elections with negative advertising — playing a role similar to that of traditional party committees — the new groups are each dedicated to the election of a single candidate.”
THE TIMES ON SUPER PACS. The Times has an editorial on super PACs here. “All the major Republican candidates are bolstered by Super PAC machines. Some of President Obama’s closest political veterans have eschewed his official campaign in order to mine unlimited money via a supposedly independent entity called Priorities USA Action.”
DRAFT OPINIONS RELEASED. Roll Call. “The Federal Election Commission is showing signs that it might allow a Guyana-born American citizen to file papers and raise money to run for president of the United States.”
BIG MONEY DOMAIN NAMES. The Hill. “The owner of the domain names Romney-Perry2012.com and Perry-Romney2012.com has put a price on the rights to the websites: $50,000 each.”
AMERICAN SOLUTIONS SHUTS. The Post.
PERRY SECURITY COSTS IN THE NEWS. The Post. “How much is this ever-present phalanx of state policemen costing the taxpayers of Texas? They won’t know at least until after next year’s presidential election, thanks to a provision, tucked into a school finance bill in July, that will keep the governor’s travel records sealed for 18 months.”
PERRY AND SEC RULES. The LA Times. “Perry will be hamstrung by new Securities and Exchange Commission rules that inhibit donations from financial services company employees to sitting governors. The regulations are intended to limit contributions that could influence state contracting decisions.”
TEN THINGS ABOUT CONGRESSIONAL FUNDRAISING. National Journal.
IRENE’S TOLL ON FUNDRAISING EVENTS. The Times.
GA ETHICS COMMISSION CHIEF SELECTED. Story here.
MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION AUDITED. Story here.
NEWS FROM NEBRASAKA. Story here. “The Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission voted 8-0 to stop enforcing the Campaign Finance Limitation Act. The 1996 law seeks to hold down the cost of state elections, but a recent attorney general’s opinion determined the law is probably unconstitutional.”
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