Political law links, 6-6-14

DAUGHTER TESTIFIES.  Akron Beacon Journal.  “Federal prosecutors on Wednesday called Stark County businessman Benjamin Suarez an ‘advertising wizard’ who personally directed a scheme to use 22 corporate employees in making illegal campaign contributions before the 2012 general election.”

CONTRIBUTION QUESTIONED.  Times Free Press.  “The Federal Election Commission is raising questions about Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Carr’s latest campaign finance disclosure.”

CT:  FIGHTING THE LAW.  SevendaysVT.  “Sounding much like the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority, the DGA claimed in an April 23 complaint that the law ‘chills DGA’s rights of speech and association’ and ‘violates the First Amendment.'”

CT:  INTERVENTION OPPOSED.  NHRegister.com.  “The state Republican Party is seeking to intervene in federal court on behalf of the State Elections Enforcement Commission, which is being sued by the Democratic Governors Association.”

MA:  COMPLAINT FILED.  Masslive.com.  “Representatives of the Massachusetts Republican Party said they filed a complaint with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance on Thursday claiming Agawam City Councilor James P. Cichetti ‘violated multiple campaign finance laws.'”

MT:  MORE AUTHORITY SOUGHT.  Bozeman Daily Chronicle.  “Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl told members of the Legislature’s State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs committee Thursday that changes are needed for Montana’s campaign laws and financial reporting rules.”

NJ:  GET ME REWRITE.  PolitickerNJ.com.  “Yesterday’s primary elections offer more proof that New Jersey’s experiment to remove money from politics has failed.”

VA:  WITNESS IN THE NEWS.  ABC.  “Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s chief of staff kept hidden a close relationship she had with a company’s CEO who is the star witness in the corruption case against McDonnell and her former governor husband, according to court documents filed Wednesday.”


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