Wed. political law links

COMPLAINT AGAINST WJLA.  “The Campaign Legal Center,  Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation have filed another complaint against WJLA-TV Washington alleging that it ‘refuses’ to  disclose the true identity of political advertising—it was one of two stations cited in an earlier complaint filed by the groups but dismissed by the FCC.”

LOOPHOLE AKA THE LAW.  Yahoo.  “Thanks to a contentious quirk in federal law, at least six new super PACs may hide their funders from public scrutiny until early December, no matter how much money they raise or spend from now until Election Day on Nov. 4.”

ADELSON #2.  CBS.  “Tom Steyer, the Democrat-aligned hedge fund manager intent on making climate change a campaign issue, has set a new record as the biggest single donor to super PACs in one election cycle.”

CATCH UP.   Politico.  “Despite being outraised by Democratic super PACs all year long, the top conservative groups played to a draw in September and are in a strong position to continue matching — and possibly surpassing — their rivals leading up to Election Day.”

FAMILY DONATIONS.  “Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land’s father was among Michigan residents who gave heavily last month to a conservative group that has spent at least $4 million on TV ads against Democrat Gary Peters.”

CA:  BROWN CRITICIZED.  News10.  “Governor Jerry Brown is facing criticism from an anti-smoking group over a campaign contribution.”

WA:  LOBBYISTS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE.  KPLU.  “The top political spenders in Washington this election year include environmentalists, unions, trial lawyers and business interests.”

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