Friday’s political law links

BITCOIN GIVING. Politico. “Political campaigns will be allowed to accept — but not spend — the digital currency Bitcoin, under a proposed federal rule released Thursday.”

SUPER PAC AD. Here. “A super-PAC supporting Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is launching a new Web ad hitting Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for her Hollywood support, tying the candidate to controversial statements made by some of her celebrity donors.”

DC: HATCH ACT NEWS. Here. “Federal workers who live in Washington, D.C. will soon be able to run in contested, partisan elections without running afoul of the Hatch Act, a federal law which limits politicking by employees of the U.S. government.”

MI: REPORTING COMPLAINT. Here. “A political advocacy group which supported Michigan’s right-to-work law is contending officials with the Service Employees International Union violated state campaign finance laws in supporting a 2012 ballot proposal.”

OR: CONTRIBUTIONS FLOWED. Here. “Gov. John Kitzhaber announced plans to call the session Sept. 4, which included a controversial bill banning local governments from regulating genetically modified agriculture. Meanwhile, corporations including Monsanto, Syngenta and Koch Industries — a manufacturer of fertilizer — made numerous contributions to campaign coffers and political action committees.”

VA: REMOVAL EYED. Politico. “According to Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, Cuccinelli planned to employ a never-before-used section of the state Constitution to deem McDonnell unfit to govern.”

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. I’ll send around the next set of links on Tuesday.

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