Political law links

RECORD FOR ADS. WP. “Total political advertising in 2014 is expected to reach a record $2.4 billion, up $100 million from four years ago, according to estimates by the Kantar Media research firm.”

LAWYERS READY. Roll Call. “On Tuesday, there will be attorneys stationed at each committee, as well as lawyers in state-based boiler rooms.”

LATE MONEY WAIT. Bloomberg. “Want to give a big donation to a super-PAC to lay a late hit on a political opponent and don’t want anyone to know until after the election? Do it right now.”

GLITCH BLAMED. Miami Herald. “Carlos Curbelo’s congressional campaign omitted or mislabeled $93,000 in contributions from special interests in finance report last month because of what the Miami Republican called an unintentional software ‘glitch.'”

AZ: CHARGES UPHELD. Tuscon.com. “A Maricopa County Superior Court judge rejected efforts by Attorney General Tom Horne to kill charges that he violated state campaign finance laws in his 2010 election.”

DE: COMPLAINT FILED. WDEL. ”The Delaware Democratic Party has filed multiple alleged campaign finance violations with the state Elections Commissioner.”

FL: SELF-FUNDER FUNDS. Miami Herald. “Reports filed late Friday show that Gov. Rick Scott and his wife, Ann, used their family fortunes to help finance his campaign by writing a series of checks for $12.8 million in the last month of the bitterly fought race for his re-election.”

NH: VIOLATIONS ALLEGED. Concord Monitor. “In a complaint dated Oct. 23, the coalition said Americans for Prosperity and the National Education Association Advocacy Fund did not register with the New Hampshire secretary of state as required by state law and did not report campaign expenses on time.”

NH: KENNEDY RESPONDS. WTNH. “Kennedy accepted public funding for his campaign. He also accepted money from the Democratic State Central Committee. Kennedy, and family members donated personal money to the DSCC, as they are allowed to do.”

NY: CUOMO ON SYSTEM. NYDN. “Citing the influx of superPAC spending in New York, Gov. Cuomo Friday warned that efforts to impose a statewide public campaign financing system will be more like ‘putting Band-Aids on multiple bullet wounds.'”


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