INSIGHT AMERICA LAUNCH. Roll Call. “Brandon Andrews, spokesman for Insight America and a former staffer to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., said that while the organization is being run by a former Republican and the event is being held at a conservative think tank, it seeks to improve diversity in a bipartisan manner on Capitol Hill.”
MESSINA MOVES. Politico. “Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection bid and one of the most influential figures in Obama world, is opening a consulting firm to represent progressive groups and Democratic campaigns.”
OFA CRITICISM. The Hill. “A nonpartisan watchdog group on Tuesday demanded President Obama shut down the nonprofit group built from his campaign organization, the latest voice in a growing chorus accusing the newly founded Organizing for Action (OFA) of selling access to the White House.”
OFA CRITICISM. Politico. “The Obama group Organizing for Action is fighting back against accusations that it generated fake tweets supporting the president’s call for gun-control legislation.”
MT: BILL PASSED. Story here. “The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill that would limit corporate campaign finance spending after changing the measure to allow news-media outlets to continue publishing editorials during election season.” A version of SB 320 is online here.
ND: ETHICS COMMISSION BILL KILLED. Story here. “North Dakota’s House has defeated a measure to create a panel to investigate alleged acts of wrongdoing by politicians.”
NM: NEW RULES FOR LAS CRUCES? Story here. “For the past nine months, a Campaign Finance Ad-Hoc Committee has been meeting to develop an amended ordinance that would put stricter guidelines on the amount of money raised and spent on municipal election campaigns.”
PA: PHILA. ISSUES. Story here. “[John] McDaniel signed a settlement agreement with the city’s Board of Ethics on Feb. 14, the same day he pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing from Brown’s campaign account and the Progressive Agenda PAC, a political-action committee funded by the Laborer’s District Counsel.”
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