Hello, here are political law links for Tues., 10/2/12

SUPER PAC SPENDING. Story here. “Election ad spending by super PACs, mostly Republican, has soared to unprecedented levels in key battleground states, some of which have seen an increase of over 200 percent since the 2008 presidential election, according to an authority on TV advertising.”

RECOUNT FUND TOTALS. HuffPo. “The Republican National Committee has counted more than $5 million in contributions it cannot use to help Republican candidates until after the November election as part of the pool of money it has available for the 2012 campaign.”

AZ: COORDINATION ALLEGATIONS. Story here. “A county prosecutor on Monday accused Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne of illegally coordinating his 2010 election campaign with a separate group supposedly operating independently and said he’ll demand that hundreds of thousands of dollars of contributions be returned.”

GA: LOBBYIST CONTRACTS. Story here. “Fulton County commissioners will consider approving more than $240,000 in contracts for state- and federal-level lobbyists at Wednesday’s meeting.”

MO: LOBBYIST GIFT BAN PROPOSED. Story here. “A Democratic candidate for the Missouri Senate is calling for a ban on all gifts from lobbyists to state lawmakers, and accusing his opponent of accepting more gifts and free meals over the past decade than any other Missouri legislator.”

NY: GOV. TALKS CFR. Story here. “One upset source said Cuomo told the group he does not expect the issue to pop this fall as the governor had hoped, but said it will be a focus next year.”

SC: ETHICS REFORM COMMITTEE. Story here. “Republican Senate President Pro Tem John Courson of Columbia has convened a panel of five state senators tasked with researching an omnibus ethics reform overhaul for next session.”


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