Political law links

HOLDEN TALK DISCLOSED. HuffPo. “Holden’s talk focused on the Democracy Alliance, a network of wealthy liberal donors who strategically steer money to a set of hand-picked progressive groups.”

NEGLECTING MOBILE. Politico. “A POLITICO analysis of mobile sites for about 40 competitive House and Senate races found that a majority were plagued with missed opportunities for campaigns trying to find volunteers, donors and voters.”

PLI EVENT STARTS. PLi. “To stay above reproach, be sure to attend this acclaimed program.”

WHY DEBATE CFR? NJ. “Republicans also get the chance to debate an issue they view as a political winner. Many Republicans, especially McConnell, savor talking about this issue. For them, citizens’ ability to spend money in politics is a vital First Amendment cause.”

SENTENCE IN ALLIEGRO CASE. Local10. “Ana Alliegro, the political operative and self-described Republican ‘bad girl,’ was sentenced to time served plus six months of house arrest Wednesday morning by U.S. District Judge Robert Scola.”

LESSIG LOSS. WFB. “A leading campaign finance reformer admitted defeat on Wednesday after spending more than $1.6 million on a Senate candidate who garnered less than a quarter of the primary vote.”

AZ: HORNE ALLEGATIONS. KNAU. “The executive director of the Clean Elections Commission concluded today there‚Äôs reason to believe that Tom Horne used more than $300,000 worth of state employee time and office rent in his bid to get reelected as attorney general.”

CA: DATA APP LAUNCH. OaklandNorth. “With open laptops and a few television monitors projecting icons of Oakland mayoral candidates, a team of self-proclaimed ‘volunteer civic hackers’ last week introduced to the city ethics commission a new app designed to make campaign-finance numbers more accessible to voters.”

SC: SPEAKER INDICTED. WSJ. “South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted on a slate of campaign-finance violations Wednesday, including allegedly claiming reimbursement for private flights he didn’t take and using campaign donations to hire a secretary for his private insurance business.”


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