Wed. political law links

HOUSE HEARING.  OGR.  “White House Office of Political Affairs: Is Supporting Candidates and Campaign Fund-Raising an Appropriate Use of a Government Office?”

RAVENEL REALITY. Politico. “Ravenel already has a platform to help voters get to know him if they don’t already: He’s one of six stars of Charleston-based reality series, ‘Southern Charm.’ Bravo renewed the series Monday for a second season. Although Ravenel tweeted in June that he didn’t want to be in a possible second series, he changed his mind—partially because the show wouldn’t have gone on without him, and partially for political reasons.”

HUCKABEE TRAVEL NOTED. Politico. “Now a Fox News commentator and highly paid public speaker, Huckabee has in just a few years racked up at least $253,000 in private air travel bills on the way to political events, according to a POLITICO review of federal and state campaign finance records.”

AMENDMENT SOUGHT.  The Hill. “House Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment to reverse the effects of the Supreme Court’s decisions deregulating campaign spending.”

MULTIPLE AG’S, MULTIPLE FELONIES ALLEGED.  Utah Policy.  “Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow have been arrested on multiple felony charges according to media reports.”

SUAREZ REQUEST.  WKSU.  “The Stark County businessman recently convicted of one charge in a campaign-financing scheme is asking a federal judge to overturn his conviction or grant him a new trial.”

SUPER PAC NON-COMPETE.  USAT.  “Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that’s aiming to raise big dollars for a possible Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, donated heavily to other Democratic groups and raised virtually no money of its own.”

FREEDOM PARTNER RAISES.  Businessweek.  “The Freedom Partners super-PAC was formed on June 13 and will have more flexibility to criticize political candidates by name in commercials than do nonprofit groups.”

HI:  SUPER PAC HELPS.  West HI Today.  “A Honolulu political action committee under investigation for questionable campaign practices has spent thousands this year training six Hawaii County Council candidates how to campaign.”

HAVE A GOOD DAY.  I’ll send around the next set of links next week.

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