8.21 political law links

SUPER PAC ATTACK.  Roll Call.  “Put Alaska First, a group formed to support Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, launched an ad Wednesday against Republican Dan Sullivan targeting his lack of Alaska roots and using a controversial mining project in the state as a wedge issue.”

MONEY SOURCE NOTED.  Montana Standard.  “Only one-third of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines’ $5 million in campaign money has come from Montanans – yet that percentage is more than usual for a key Senate race, political observers say.”

ETHICS ISSUES.   Wausau Daily Herald.  “The independent Office of Congressional Ethics studied Petri’s case for several months before referring it to the Ethics Committee. Both are seeking to determine if Petri broke House rules by going to bat for Oshkosh Corp., a defense contractor in his district, while owning hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock in the company.”

DC:  BROWN CONTINUES FIGHT.  WP.  “But Brown’s battle with authorities has not ended with his prison sentence. Documents show that the 49-year-old son of late Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown Jr. continues to fight the District government’s ethics board over charges that could result in large fines. Among his arguments: that city ethics rules ‘do not cover the circumstances of an FBI sting operation.'”

FL:  CHALLENGE TO ETHICS.  Tallahassee.com.  “The city of Tallahassee is challenging a proposed ballot initiative that would create a new ethics code, saying in court documents that the proposal is ‘unclear and ambiguous’ and would ‘mislead voters.'”

MT:  CANDIDATES REMOVED FROM BALLOT.  Billings Gazette.  “The state will remove three legislative candidates and two candidates for county commissions from the Nov. 4 ballot after they failed to file campaign finance reports, the commissioner of political practices said.”

HAVE A GOOD DAY.  I’ll send around the next set of links on Monday.  Have a great weekend.

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