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AD NOTES FUNDRAISER.  Politifact.  “In the ad, the announcer says: ‘According to news reports, she’s acknowledged allowing a convicted felon who is well known for his radical anti-American statements to actually hold a fundraiser for her.'”

SENATOR REIMBURSES. Politico. “Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu sent the federal government a check for more than $33,000 after wrongly charging taxpayers for political travel over a period of 12 years, her campaign announced Friday.”

FL:  ETHICS CASE UPDATE.  Miami Herald.  “Judge Watkins found that Rivera had accepted state reimbursement for travel already paid for by campaign accounts — thereby double-billing taxpayers — and that Rivera failed to properly disclose his income.”

NJ:  ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED.  NJ.com.  “New Jersey’s biggest labor union today plans to file a complaint with the State Ethics Commission against a key adviser to Gov. Chris Christie who is in charge of the agency that oversees pension investments.”

NY:  CASINO DONATIONS DOWN.  PressConnects.  “The Eastern Southern Tier’s three casino bidders are placing big bets on the merits of their proposals.”

TX:  BOOK UPDATE.  WP.  “Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s campaign has filed an ethics complaint against his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis over a stop on her book tour this week.”

VA:  THE JUROR.  WP.  “If the juror who mysteriously was excused midway through the public corruption trial of Robert F. McDonnell had been allowed to join the deliberations, the outcome likely would have been very different.”

WA:  LT. GOV. FINED.  Seattle Times.  “Lt. Gov. Brad Owen has reached a settlement with the Washington State Executive Ethics Board that fines him $15,000 for using state resources for his nonprofit organization Strategies For Youth.”


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