Friday’s political law links

LUC ISSUES. Roll Call. “A disclaimer may seem like a rote few seconds in a campaign ad, but failing to follow the specific guidelines could have costly consequences for a candidate.”

TECH AND CAMPAIGNS. Politico. “Preaching bipartisanship, civic responsibility and just good old free-market American capitalism, a small but influential set of consultants is thriving off the growing demand for tech-savvy campaigns determined to find any advantage with potential donors and voters.”

CFR PROTEST. WDRB. “As guests began to arrive at the heavily guarded gate, protesters lined up across the street – moved by police away from entrance.”

LOBBYING WINNERS. In the Capital. “While the year is far from over, one lobbying firm has stuck out in 2014 as a rising star worthy paying attention to. Let’s take a look at Greenberg Traurig.”

CO: PARTY SUPER PAC WIN. CO Independent. “The Colorado Republican Party won the campaign finance lottery this week when it got the go ahead to form an independent expenditure committee, or Super PAC, from Second District Court Judge Robert McGahey.”

GA: RESPONSE TO FINE. WJBF. “Cross agreed to pay a $2,750 fine for failing to submit personal financial information during the years 2009 and 2011, however, the commissioner says he did submit all the necessary paperwork.”

IL: RAHM SUPER PAC. Sun Times. The PAC has raised about $2.4 million.

MA: SUPER PAC ATTACK. Lowell Sun. “Democrat Martha Coakley on Thursday forcefully pushed back against a new Republican-funded super PAC ad that accuses her of turning a blind eye toward child safety, calling it ‘outrageous’ and urging her Republican gubernatorial opponent Charlie Baker to disavow the commercial.”

NJ: FINE PAID. Press of AC. “The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission originally cited Mancuso for the missing reports in January 2009. It said that during this primary campaign, Mancuso failed to disclose $10,095 of contributions and $4,259 in expenses.”

NY: ARREST. “A longtime state assemblyman from New York City was charged Wednesday with felony counts of using his campaign funds for personal expenses and filing false claims for travel reimbursements.”


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