The day after political law links

CONSUMERS UNITED. “The NAM and many others insist that unlimited campaign financing is democratic. However, there is another side to the story.”

FIRM PERSONNEL GIVING. Bloomberg. “While the electorate may be trending Republican in today’s mid-term elections, the nation’s largest law firms are decidedly Democratic in their political contributions.”

CA: WILDLY WRONG. “As voters go to the polls, proponents of Proposition 45 say the California Secretary of State’s campaign finance website has wildly exaggerated their fundraising and expenditures for the high-profile ballot measure.”

CA: WARNING TO YES ON S. “Advertisements for ballot measures must identify any contributor that gives $50,000 or more.”

CA: SEAL USE. Merced Sun Star. “An Atwater City Council candidate mailed 10,000 campaign fliers to residents over the weekend containing the logos of the city’s police and fire departments – a violation of the state’s election laws – and without the authorization of those agencies’ leaders.”

CO: NEW SYSTEM. “Campaign finance reporting in Colorado Springs just went paperless. The City Clerk’s Office launched an electronic campaign finance filing system for the April 7, 2015 general municipal election.”

MT: COMPLAINT DISMISSED. Flathead News. “The new mailers, titled ‘Montana Voters’ Guide for Judicial Elections,’ were sent by Montanans for Liberty and Justice, a group supporting Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat’s re-election campaign.”

NC: FAXED IT IN. WECT. “Three of Rep. Ken Waddell’s campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections in recent weeks were faxed from the Whiteville City Schools, despite a district policy that prohibits school resources from being used for political activities.”

OK: VIRGIN VIOLATION. Enid News. “The Oklahoma Commission on Judicial Elections on Friday ordered McClain County Special Judge Jeff Virgin to publicly admit to repeated law violations committed during his campaign for a new District Judge post in Cleveland County.”


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