Political law links, 8.20.13

OBAMA AIDE TO FIRM. The Hill. “Gabriela Domenzain has joined the Raben Group, a prominent lobby firm.”

MCCAIN CAMPAIGN HIT FOR $80,000. Roll Call. “The commission reached a conciliation agreement with John McCain 2008 Inc., the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund Inc. and John Schmuckler, the treasurer of both.”


CA: TOTALL RECALL. Politico. “Efforts to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal, kicked off in earnest this weekend, with a petition drive and protest at City Hall.”

MT: ENDORSEMENTS AND MONEY OK. Story here. “An appellate court panel’s decision to allow political parties to endorse candidates and make expenditures in Montana’s nonpartisan judicial elections will stand, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.”

TX: SPECIAL PROSECUTOR NAMED. Here. “A state judge appointed San Antonio attorney Mike McCrum Monday as a special prosecutor to investigate an ethics complaint against Gov. Rick Perry.”

TX: RAFFLES AND CAMPAIGNS. Story here. “State law allows nonprofit organizations to hold raffles but forbids them to benefit political campaigns.”

VA: FIRM ENDS ENGAGEMENT. Story here. “Multiple sources told News4’s I-Team that powerhouse federal lobbying group Parry, Romani, Deconcini and Symms has concluded its work on behalf of Star Scientific Inc., the Virginia-based company at the center of the growing scandal engulfing Gov. Robert McDonnell (R).”


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