Political law links

NEW SUPER PAC. Examiner. “Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring the creation of a super PAC dedicated to supporting Senate Republicans on the 2016 ballot, sources tell the Washington Examiner.”

PRINCETON CRUZ SUPER PAC CONNECTION. Daily Princetonian. “A new super PAC called ‘Stand For Principle’ was formed three days after the midterm elections to support a potential presidential bid by Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 with the support of his close friend and former University roommate David Panton ’92.”

GETTING READY. Yahoo! “Ready for Hillary, the super-PAC that launched in late 2012 to urge Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, is coming to an end, Politico reports.”

FINRA RULE LIKELY. National Law Review. “If the SEC already has a rule, why is FINRA proposing one, and why now? In short, because if it does not adopt a rule that satisfies the SEC, its members may not be allowed to be hired by investment advisers to solicit government business.”

AK: SUBPOENA POSSIBLE FOR GROUP. Alaskapublic.org. “The commission heard testimony that will help them decide to pursue a subpoena for information on whether Egbe violated state rules by using money collected by her business, Alaska Cannabis Club, to support Proposition 2 in this year’s election.”

AZ:  SETTLEMENT.  AZCentral.com.  “The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has reached an agreement with Attorney General Tom Horne to close its investigation into claims Horne used state staff to run his failed re-election campaign.”

MO:  SELF-REGULATION.  St. Louis Public Radio.  “To repair his reputation, Missouri Attorney Chris Koster has announced self-imposed guidelines on what campaign donations he will accept as he runs his office while also running for governor in 2016.”

NJ:  EXCESSIVES ALLEGED.  Northjersey.com.  “A company that recently opened a new office building in South Paterson made donations to Councilman Andre Sayegh’s unsuccessful mayoral campaign this year that exceeded state-imposed limits.”


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