Fri. political law links, 10-11-13

SHUTDOWN TARGETS.  Here.  “The campaign, spearheaded by the National Education Association, will include television and online ads that will air in Washington and other markets. The targets, according to a union release, include Reps. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), Tom Latham (R-Iowa), and Chris Collins (R-N.Y.).”

28 YEARS.  Story here.  “Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.”

YELP HIRE.  Here.  “Local review and search website Yelp has hired Laurent Crenshaw, an aide to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), as its first public policy official based in Washington, D.C.”

PAUL’S $HUTDOWN REPORT.  Here.  “Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul raised more than $1 million for his political committees in the third quarter of 2013, a top Paul adviser told POLITICO.”

H.A. GETS MILSPANKED.  The Post.  “The Heritage Foundation tapped Needham, a Heritage staffer, to create Heritage Action three years ago, a few months after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision made such 501(c)(4) organizations a new way for the wealthy to influence politics.”

ABRAMOFF AT GU.  Here.  “Former lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff (LAW ’86) reflected on his past corruption on Capitol Hill and offered solutions for reforming campaign finance legislation in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday.”

AZ:  HUSK CHARGED.  Here.  “Gary Husk, a once influential lobbyist whose key clients included the Fiesta Bowl, has been charged with eight felonies for using his firm’s money to reimburse staff after directing them to make specific political campaign contributions.”

FL:  LOBBYING SUCCESS.  Here.  “With a team of 20 lobbyists and 11 offices from Tallahassee to Key West, GrayRobinson ranks at No. 7 on Sunshine State News’ list of Top Lobbyists in the Sunshine State.”

HI:  AWANA FINE.  Story here.  “The state Campaign Spending Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to impose an $8,590 fine on state Rep. Karen Awana for campaign finance violations.”

NY:  EX-AIDE SENTENCED.  Story here.  “A former aide to city Comptroller John Liu convicted in a campaign finance scheme was sentenced to 10 months in jail on Thursday by a federal judge who said he hoped the short sentence would spare her deportation.”

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.  I’ll send around the next set of links early next week.  Have a great weekend!

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