PARTY PROVISION ALERT. KLGates.com. The alert covers three significant campaign finance changes contained in this year’s omnibus budget bill.
TEA PARTY REVOLT. Politico. “Tea party activists are attacking a campaign finance rider in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that they view as a sneaky power grab by establishment Republicans designed to undermine outside conservative groups.”
WHAT WALL STREET SPENT. Thestreet.com. “Financial services companies have spent $1.2 billion on campaign contributions and lobbying Congress in the most recent election cycle, according to a new report.”
READY FOR COMPLAINT. Free Beacon. “An anti-Hillary Clinton PAC filed a lawsuit on Thursday to compel the Federal Election Commission to determine whether the pro-Clinton Super PAC Ready for Hillary is violating campaign finance laws.”
AZ: FULL REBOOT. AZcentral.com. “Senior U.S. District Court Judge James Teilborg certainly got everyone’s attention when he finalized his decision that Arizona’s definition of ‘political committee’ was unconstitutionally vague last week.”
MA: WELD REGISTERS. NECN.com. “So some eyebrows were raised when it was reported that Weld, who works in government relations for the Boston Law firm Mintz Levin, just registered as a lobbyist – the first governor in state history to do so.”
MT: PLANNED PARENTHOOD ISSUES. Ravallirepublic.com. “State law requires that candidates receive notice of attacks launched during the election cycle’s last 10 days so they can respond.”
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.