Good morning, here are political law links for May 3, 2012

INVESTED CAMPAIGN CASH. Story here. “Rep. Brad Sherman insists he’s no financial whiz, but you wouldn’t know it looking at his campaign finance reports. The California Democrat has raked in an astounding $652,000 from investing millions of dollars that his political supporters have sent him over the years.”

A SUPER PAC FOR EDWARDS? Here. “A corporate super PAC would have come in handy in 2008 when Edwards was trying to hide his girlfriend from his dying wife.”

GINGRICH THANKS. Politico.. “In the long list of thank-yous from the former House speaker, there was this one that could only have appeared in the post-Citizens United Era: ‘Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who single-handedly came pretty close to matching Romney’s super PAC.'”

TEXTING DONATIONS.  The Post.  “The idea has attracted support from campaign-finance watchdogs, who view it as a way to broaden participation in political campaigns and push back on the influence of interest groups funded by billionaires and corporations.”

CUOMO ON SUPER PACS. Story here. ”Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed Wednesday against so-called ‘super PACs’ and their use of millions of dollars to influence voters without disclosing donors, while the biggest group acting that way in New York was created to back him.”

EXPANDING LOBBYIST DISCLOSURE IN DE. Story here. “The state Senate has approved a bill expanding disclosure requirements for lobbyists working to influence legislation and regulations in Delaware.”

ETHICS TIPS.  Story here.  “University of Texas students got an ethics lesson from an unlikely source on Wednesday evening: Jack Abramoff, the disgraced lobbyist at the center of a 2006 corruption scandal.”

VOTER ID IN VA.  Editorial here.  “Of more than 5 million registered voters in the state, 400-odd cases of possible registration irregularities were referred to police.”

CFR IN VT.  Story here.  “The Vermont Senate has voted against taking any more action to pass a campaign finance reform law, meaning the issue is dead for this year.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY. I’ll send around the next set of links on Monday. Have a great weekend!

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