2.23 political law links

LONE BILLIONAIRE.  HuffPo.  “Ken Griffin, the hedge fund billionaire who once complained about the wealthiest Americans having “insufficient influence” in politics, has become the first — and so far only — donor to report giving the maximum amount to a national political party under newly loosened campaign contribution limits.”

DATA FIRM COMPLAINT.  WFB.  “A Democratic data firm run by supporters of a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign may be illegally supporting and coordinating with the Democratic Party and the offices of senior members of Congress, according to a legal complaint filed on Friday.”

CLINTON FOUNDATION SUPER PAC.  WSJ.  “Republican presidential aspirants are already launching political-action committees, gearing up for the expensive elections to come. They’ll be hard-pressed to compete with the campaign vehicle Hillary Clinton has been erecting these past 14 years. You know, the Clinton Foundation.”

VIRAL SUPER PAC.  NJ.  “Lucas Agnew wants his generation to hold more sway in politics. So he did what any college kid would do: He started a super PAC.”

CA:  REPORTING FINE.  SLO.com.  “The state Fair Political Practices Commission has fined county Supervisor Adam Hill $2,500 for failing to report 15 payments totaling $68,058.73 made by subcontractors on behalf of his 2012 election campaign.”

MT:  HIGHER LIMITS.  MT Standard.  “A Great Falls representative is proposing that candidates for the Montana Legislature be allowed to receive more money from political action committees.”

NM:  REPORTING TASK FORCE.  KOB.com.  “New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Secretary of State Dianna Duran announced Friday they are forming a campaign finance reporting task force that will look into ensuring the reporting of campaign finance records are done in accordance with state law, and that the laws in place to enforce those rules are also enforced.”

UT:  BADGES?  WE DON’T NEED BADGES.  SLTrib.com.  “Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, is seeking to repeal the requirement that lobbyists wear special badges issued by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.”

ISR: COPYRIGHTS AND CAMPAIGNS. JPost.com. “A Jordanian rap group is incensed over the use of their song in Likud’s latest campaign video, which was released Saturday night.”


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