FREE SPEECH ALERT. Political Law Briefing. “The ruling is an important reminder that advocacy groups cannot always avoid Federal Election Commission rules merely by organizing themselves as a 501(c)(4), 527, or nonprofit established under state law.”
SUPER PACS AT 3. CCP. “SpeechNow came about because of a fundamental unfairness in the Federal campaign finance laws that favored the speech of wealthy single individuals over groups of middle-class activists.”
SEIU LAUNCH. Roll Call. “The Service Employees International Union on Tuesday announced a new round of cable TV advertising in support of a comprehensive immigration overhaul. The ads, worth $300,000, are set to begin Wednesday.”
GA: BAN DURING SESSION UPDATE. Story here. “In a bipartisan move no doubt intended to ensure the stability of state government, the Senate this afternoon approved by a vote of 45-2 a measure to hogtie all challengers to incumbent members of the General Assembly and those seeking statewide office.”
NC: MONEY MOVES. Story here. “Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign is purging cash tied to a second man facing criminal charges related to Internet sweepstakes cafes, one of a growing number of such donations that have been identified as going to North Carolina politicians.”
NY: OFA AND FAIR ELECTIONS. Story here. “Organizing for Action, a spin-off of President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, is lending its support to New York state groups advocating for campaign finance reform this year.”
HAVE A GREAT DAY. I’ll send around the next set of links on Monday. Have a great rest of the week.