Thurs. political law links, 6-12

CHALLENGE IN ALASKA. NYT.  “Dan Sullivan, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Alaska, says he will disavow all support from outside special interests if his opponent, Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat, agrees to do the same.”

OCE AND STOCKMAN.  Daily Beast.  “A report released by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) Wednesday states that Stockman may have violated federal law by receiving illegal campaign contributions from congressional employees and then that ‘there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Stockman made false statements and endeavored to impede the OCE inquiry.'”

REQUEST DENIED.  The Hill.  “The merchandise website CafePress is denying a request from pro-Hillary Clinton super-PAC Ready for Hillary to stop selling shirts, mugs and bumper stickers mocking the group.”

CROWDSOURCING LOBBYING.  “Launching this week is Amplifyd, a crowdsourced social activism platform that makes it possible for people to support causes in their community (and the nonprofits fighting for those causes) by sponsoring someone to call and lobby their elected officials on their behalf.”

TODAY AT THE FEC.  The meeting agenda is online here.

CA:  POSSIBLE FINE FOR MAILERS.  Desert Sun.  “The state’s campaign ethics watchdog is looking to fine former Indian Wells council candidate Haddon Libby $3,500 for not properly disclosing he sent negative campaign mailers about his 2012 political opponents.”

CO:  COMPLAINTS FILED.  Denver Business Journal.  “Coloradans for Responsible Reform, the business-backed group that’s opposing nearly a dozen ballot initiatives that take aim at Colorado’s oil and gas industry, has filed a complaint against two organizations supported by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis with the Secretary of State’s office.”

RI:  VOTE DELAYED.  NBC10.  “Amid dissension, the Rhode Island Senate delayed consideration Wednesday of legislation designed to restore Ethics Commission jurisdiction over state lawmakers.”


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