Political law links

THE CFR-CROMNIBUS.  BillMoyers.com.  “Bloomberg BNA reports that ‘for now,’ Sen. Mitch McConnell has backed away from the strategy Paul Blumenthal describes below. But campaign reformers remain ;wary that the incoming Senate majority leader would renew efforts to roll back limits on campaign money when Republicans take over the Senate following the current, lame-duck session.'”

ONE LAST TIME.  Politico. “Senate Democrats are making one last try to bring their chamber’s campaign finance records into the 21st century, but their effort to attach to it a critical government funding bill will likely require them to make concessions to Republicans to succeed.”

DONORS AND PRO-CARSON PAC.  Christian Post.  “Dr. Ben Carson’s business manager urged conservative donors looking to give money to the 63-year-old neurosurgeon’s potential 2016 presidential campaign to be wary of donating to the widely-publicized unaffiliated super PAC called the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee.”

COMPLAINT SHELVED.  CPI.  “A Republican Party plan to formally accuse Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., of illegally accepting pro bono legal services has fizzled, the Center for Public Integrity has learned.”

SEEKING TWO OFFICES PROSPECTS. Roll Call. “Plan A for Paul, which hasn’t panned out, was for Republicans to win control of the Kentucky General Assembly this fall and rewrite the statute to explicitly permit his dual aspirations.”

FL:  RALLY FOR REFORM.  WFSU.  “Bazzini wants to put campaign finance reform in the U.S. Constitution.”

MD:  NEW PAY TO PLAY DEVELOPMENTS.  Skadden.  “Amendments to Maryland’s pay-to-play law taking effect January 1, 2015, will impose burdensome contract reporting requirements for many companies.”

MN:  ALLEGATIONS IN COMPLAINT.  MPR.  “The Republican Party of Minnesota has filed a complaint with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board that alleges the DFL party and Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election operation illegally coordinated during the campaign.”

NJ:  COUNTY BROKE OWN RULES.  Press of AC.  “A Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that Atlantic County’s government broke its own pay-to-play rules by giving a contract to an accounting firm that made political contributions to the county sheriff in his 2013 campaign for the state Senate.

NY:  EYE ON ANTI-CARRIAGE GROUP.  NYDN.  “The Campaign Finance Board is investigating whether the animal-rights group leading the crusade against horse-drawn carriages helped candidates in last year’s city election in violation of campaign finance rules.”

NY:  CUOMO ADVANTAGE.  Newsday.com.  “Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has more left in his campaign account than Republican challenger Rob Astorino raised in the entire gubernatorial race, state election records show.”

WY:  NONCOMPLIANCE OPPOSED.  Rapid City Journal.  “It’s time authorities crack down on candidates and PAC officials who don’t meet campaign finance filing deadlines. Such information isn’t just nice to have; it’s crucial to voters and hence critical to ensure honest elections.”


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