RYAN ON TWITTER. Brookings. “Recent revelations about the creative use of social media illustrate how the parties and outside groups are anything but ‘independent’ in any meaningful sense of the word and are pushing the boundaries of the FEC’s weak ‘coordination’ rules.”
JACKSON DECIDES. FEC. “The United States District Court for the District of Columbia today issued its Memorandum Opinion and Order in Van Hollen v. FEC (Case No. 11-0766 (ABJ)), granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and denying defendant FEC’s cross motion for summary judgment. The Court ordered further that 11 C.F.R. § 104.20(c)(9) is vacated.”
CA: OC OVERSIGHT. Voiceofoc.org. “The Orange County Board of Supervisors appears ready today to renew its effort to have the state’s campaign finance watchdog monitor contributions in local elections.”
NC: STATE INVESTIGATION. WCNC. “A complaint has been filed against Fuller accusing him of signing campaign finance reports that are allegedly inaccurate, and at times, misleading.”
OH: MAYOR DEFENDS. Cleveland.com. “Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic and city council President Garry Moneypenny jointly asked for an outside investigation into local politicians’ campaign finance practices Monday, after hearing allegations last week that some members of council violated the city’s campaign finance laws.”
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