Election Day Political Law Links

GRIMES PAID. Politico. “Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign appears to have shelled out $17,000 to shuttle Hillary Clinton into Kentucky to attend a rally last month.”

MSRB MOVES ON BOND ADVISERS. Bloomberg. “Financial advisers to U.S. state and local governments would be barred from using political contributions to win business under a proposal advanced by bond-market regulators.”

REPORT OF COMPLAINT FILED. WIBW. “The GOP says it has photographic proof that the Kansas Democratic Party is working on behalf of Independent Greg Orman’s senate campaign.”

GRIMM DONATION. NYDN. “Rep. Michael Grimm made a possibility telling misstatement last week that ties him to an ex-girlfriend who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.”

SUPER PAC WENT BIG. Time. “If Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate, it won’t be because they didn’t fully unleash the powers available to them in a post-Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission era of politicking.”

UNIONS TOP KOCH. WFB. “Seven labor unions have given more money to super PACs than the Koch Brothers.”

BLURRED LINES. WP. “The 2014 midterm elections mark a new level of collaboration between candidates and independent groups, eroding the barrier that is supposed to separate those running for office from their big-money allies.”

AMENDMENT FILED. Newsday. “Oops, make that a $45,000 ad attack on Democrat Kathleen Rice, according to an amendment filed with the Federal Election Commission this afternoon by the Independent Majority Group.”

KS: CRIMINAL COMPLAINT. Kansas.com. “With the election less than a week away, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office will ‘expeditiously’ investigate a complaint that the group opposing the 1-cent sales tax has violated state law with its political advertising, a spokesman says.”

ME: COMPLAINT ON CAMPAIGN. BDN. “The complaint alleges that the committee, called the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, should have included time that Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife staff spent campaigning against the referendum as donations in its campaign finance reports.”

MA: RGA IN. CW Magazine. “The RGA has poured $12.4 million into the race between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, and in doing so, the national Republican group has outspent the gubernatorial field. The two major candidates for governor, their running mates, and their political parties have combined to spend less this year than the RGA has spent.”

NM: SIGNS WILL STAY. ABQ Journal. “Campaign signs that have popped up around Corrales accusing a judge up for retention of being ‘anti-women’ and ‘ anti-family’ have prompted one formal complaint to the Secretary of State’s Office because they are unsponsored attack ads.”


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