Tuesday’s political law links, 10/16/12

TIME’S MOU SCOOP. The Obama/Romney debate MOU is available at Time.

FEC MEETING. The agenda for Thursday’s FEC meeting is online here.

K ST. AND RR. NJ.com. ”Industry insiders believe that Mitt Romney will unshackle the revolving door and give lobbyists a shot at the government jobs their Democratic counterparts have been denied for the past four years, a dozen Republican lobbyists said in conversations with POLITICO.”

UNIONS IN MA SEN. RACE. Story here. “Mark Erlich, executive secretary treasurer of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, said the worker was describing an annual assessment that is waived when members do community service, which can include attending a political rally.”

LABOR ORGS GIVE. Politico. “The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision allows corporations and unions, whenever they please, to spend unlimited amounts of money from their treasuries to advocate for or against political candidates — or donate money to other groups that do. Corporations and unions need not volunteer a detailed breakdown of where this political money comes from.”

ROMNEY-BIDEN ADMINISTRATION? Point of Order. Michael Stern looks at the intriguing scenario where Romney and Obama wind up at 269 electoral votes each. I’ve been boring my acquaintances with the prospects of an electoral vote tie for months. I’m interested in the campaign finance implications of this scenario, as well.

KOCH COMMUNICATES. LA Times. “Distributed to 45,000 employees of Koch Industries-owned Georgia-Pacific, the packet, obtained by the political magazine In These Times, includes lists of candidates supported by the company stretching from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to state representative hopefuls customized for each of the employee’s home states.”

WA: NEW RULES IN SEATTLE. Story here. “The Seattle City Council approved new campaign-finance rules Monday. Under the changes, candidates for local office can’t roll over campaign funds from one election to the next and can’t start fundraising until Jan. 1 of the year before an election.”


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