Political law links for Friday the 13th

HOUSE MAJORITY PAC UPDATE.  Story here.  “House Majority PAC, a Democratic-aligned super PAC, continues to expand its operation, announcing today the hiring of three Democratic operatives.”

POLITICAL ADS COMING TO PBS.   Story here.  “A court of appeals on Thursday struck down a law that bans political ads on public TV and radio stations, clearing the way for campaign ads on the public airwaves.”  The opinion is here.

MONEY RACE 12.  The Times.  “The big money in presidential politics is about to get a whole lot bigger.”

LIST RENTAL IN THE NEWS.  Politico.  “Scrambling to dig himself out of a $4.5 million hole, the former House speaker has resorted to renting his presidential campaign’s most valuable asset – its donor list – for as much as $26,000-a-pop.”

HOUSE ETHICS AND THE OBAMA SEAT.  Story here.  “The panel is taking up Rob Blagojevich on the offer he made last year to provide details about being approached with a pay-to-play scheme for Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.”

LOBBYIST CONTRIBUTION BAN UPDATE IN AZ.  Story here.  “Ethics proposals — including restrictions on free meals, trips and contributions from lobbyists — that came in the wake of last year’s Fiesta Bowl scandal were shot down by the Arizona Senate on Thursday.”


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