Today’s political law links

WHEELER CONFIRMED.  Here.  “The Senate unanimously confirmed Tom Wheeler, an investor and former industry lobbyist, to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday.”

TRICK OR TREAT.  The agenda for tomorrow’s Federal Election Commission meeting is online here.

AD BARRAGE.  Politico.  “The Democratic-leaning group Patriot Majority is going on air for the next week with a major TV ad buy in Kentucky and Ohio, hitting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), two media tracking sources told POLITICO.”

CHAMBER V. TEA IN AL.  Here.  “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a group that regularly spends millions to boost business-friendly congressional candidates, will endorse former state Sen. Bradley Byrne in Alabama’s 1st District special election on Tuesday.”

POST VIEW ON DC CFR.  Here.  “The bill would cap money-order donations, mandate training for campaign treasurers, make candidates liable for violations and give jurisdiction to the D.C. attorney general to prosecute violations.”

FL:  33 RULES FOR LOBBYISTS.  Here.  “15. You must never, ever break the law and counsel the client on this as well.”

IA:  REVIEW OF RULES.  Here.  “The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board is set to consider how state lobbying rules apply to Gov. Terry Branstad’s former chief of staff.”

MI:  SUPER PAC REPORTS.  Here.  “A super political action committee supporting Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan has raised $2.8 million overall and $1.4 million in the latest period, according to a recently released quarterly report.”

NY:  CONTRIBUTIONS LINKED TO POLICY.  The Times.  “Each June the great pile of stones that is the New York State Capitol in Albany doubles as a legislative bakery, and its denizens serve up a stream of outlandish delights for their favored clients.”

NY:  PAY TO PLAY ADDRESSED.  Here.  “State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, said Friday that he is sponsoring legislation aimed at addressing the alleged pay-to-play culture that exists between private contractors vying for procurement and service contracts and state government.”

VA:  WORLD SERIES AD.  Here.  “A Texas-based conservative Super PAC will run a television ad taking aim at Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during Game 5 of the World Series on Monday evening.”

VA:  PLANNED ADS.  Here.  “The national group Planned Parenthood Votes is poised to launch radio ads in the Virginia attorney general race, in a late-game attempt to sink Republican Mark Obenshain and complete a Democratic sweep of the state’s top offices, POLITICO has learned.”


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