political law links

SUPER PAC SPENDS.  Times of San Diego.  “A conservative political action committee announced plans Tuesday to spend $500,000 on advertising in the 52nd Congressional district race to support Republican Carl DeMaio.”

EX-AIDE ALLEGATIONS.  USAT.  “A former employee of the top-ranking Republican woman in the House said Monday that ethics investigators have expanded their probe into the actions of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.”

CT:  EX-GOV. ON TRIAL.  Yale Daily News.  “John G. Rowland was a valuable asset to the 2012 congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley SPH ’88 — fundraising, contacting delegates, preparing her for debates and managing all genres of crises.”

MD:  COORDINATION ACCUSATION.  Capital Gazette.  “Republican Larry Hogan filed a formal elections complaint against Anthony G. Brown last week, accusing his Democratic opponent of illegally coordinating with a political action committee in the race for governor.”

OH:  ETHICS ALLEGATIONS.  Cleveland.com.  “Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Tuesday he’s talked with law enforcement or ethics officials about a newspaper’s report that top Ohio Senate Republican staffers blurred government and political work, then revised their work records.”

TX:  BOOK OPINION SOUGHT.  KVUE.  “On Monday, Abbott’s campaign addressed a three page letter to the Texas Ethics Commission requesting an opinion whether promotional activities by Davis’ publisher run afoul of state election laws.”

VA: GOV. ACCEPTS GIFTS. WP. “Under Executive Order No. 2, which he signed just minutes after taking office, McAuliffe prohibited himself, his family or members of his executive staff from accepting anything worth more than $100.”

WI:  PROSECUTORS WANT RESTART.  Business Insider.  “Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday are asking a federal appeals court to allow them to restart an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker’s campaign and special interest groups during elections in 2011 and 2012.”


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