Thurs. political law links

COCHRAN AMENDS.  WAPT.  “U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign staff is amending its campaign finance reports because of a $50,000 payment to a staff member.”

WEAPONIZING CAMPAIGN FINANCE.  Mackinac Center.  “The growing labyrinth of government campaign finance regulation is an institutional ‘down escalator’ for the political free speech rights at the core of this democracy.”

SUPER PACS DRAINED.  WSJ.  “A contentious primary season has taken a toll on pro-Republican super PACs, which spent heavily on election battles among GOP candidates and are looking to the November with less cash on hand than their Democratic counterparts.”

AZ:  REASONABLE CAUSE.  Phoenix New Times.  “Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Attorney General Tom Horne is under investigation.”

CO:  FRACKING GROUP MATTER.  CBS.  “An administrative law judge in Denver is hearing a complaint alleging that a group promoting fracking limits isn’t properly disclosing its source of money.”

FL:  COMPLAINT AGAINST CRIST.  Tampa Bay Times.  “Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist failed to accurately report his income on his financial disclosure forms, according to an ethics complaint filed Wednesday.”

HI:  GOLF INVESTIGATION.  HI News Now.  “Government contractors provided thousands of dollars in free golf outings for more than a dozen state workers who deal with their projects.”

ME:  SUIT FILED.  Sun Journal.  “Supporters of independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Monday, alleging that Maine’s current election laws unfairly prevent them from giving as much money to Cutler as backers of party candidates can donate to their preferred nominee.”

MD:  PUBLIC FINANCING ALIVE.  WBAL.  “Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign finance money for his general election run for governor of Maryland, a move that will effectively tap out the state’s fund unless it is replenished, a state elections board official said Wednesday.”

NC:  COMPLAINT LODGED.  WFMY.  “In short, Walker says his opponent, and his father, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, Sr., are trying to use their political power to ‘buy this election’.”

NC:  SUPER PAC INVESTIGATION SOUGHT.  News-Record.  “Mark Walker has called for an investigation into donations made to the super PAC Keep Conservatives United, which supports Phil Berger Jr., his opponent for the GOP nomination to the 6th Congressional District.

NY:  DEBLASIO RELAUNCH.  NYDN.  “Barely seven months into his four-year term, de Blasio has registered an account with the city’s Campaign Finance Board for the next city-wide election cycle, the first step toward launching his re-election campaign.”


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