Fri. political law links

WHERE MONEY GOES.  “Who got the cash? If you watched even a little bit of TV in the past few months,you would have seen that television stations received a lot of it. Some radio stations did, too.”

LESSIG’S FOLLY.  Politico.  “Tuesday, voters shrugged and cast their ballots for business as usual, leaving Mayday and Lessig — who emerged as its public personae — facing questions about the disconnect between its bold predictions and results.”

SILICON VALLEY LOSERS.  Re/code.  “While the big story Tuesday night was the Republican wave that gives control of the Senate back to the GOP in January, there were plenty of smaller races that are of interest to the tech community.”

BACKER AWARDED. “Every year since 2010, the Young Conservatives Coalition awards the Young Professional Conservative Leadership ‘Buckley Award’ to a select group of five young professionals in recognition of significant achievements in advancing the conservative cause.”

CT:  LOOPHOLES BEMOANED.  Courant.  “Public campaign financing allows candidates to get contributions in amounts that many people can give and to make a credible run for office.”

MI:  LOBBYIST ETHICS.  Lansing State Journal.  ” A new Government Affairs Academy is meant to ensure those who advocate at the Capitol ‘operate at the highest level of lobbying ethics and best practices,’ according to a news release from the East Lansing-based Michigan Society of Association Executives, the group sponsoring the academy.”

PA:  LITTLE PETE’S AND DONATIONS.  “In a twist to the Little Pete’s story, it turns out the developer of the proposed 300-room hotel — there’s already a Hudson Hotel in midtown Manhattan — is a recent contributor to Councilman Johnson’s campaign committee.”


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