Political law links, 2.26

FUN-DRAINING FUNDRAISING.   NYT.  “The price of discouraging challengers and deterring speculation is near-constant fund-raising.”

READY FOR CARLY.  WT.  “Looking toward the 2016 White House race, supporters of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Tuesday that they were rolling out a Super PAC on her behalf, as they look to strengthen her likely bid for the GOP presidential nomination.”

ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST REID.  WFB.  “A reported meeting between Reid and his caucus in which the Nevada Democrat promoted his 2016 reelection campaign violated Senate ethics rules, the complaint alleges.”

AL:  NEW DIRECTOR.  AL.com.  “The Alabama Ethics Commission today named Andalusia-based attorney Tom Albritton its new director.”

CA:  INVESTIGATION CONFIRMED.  TheCalifornian.com.  “The state’s political watchdog agency has confirmed it has launched a formal investigation into former Superior Court Judge John Phillips’ successful campaign for the District 2 seat on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.”

IL:  CHICAGO VOTES. Aljazeera.com. Chicago voters endorsed public financing and limits on some political activity.

MT:  GOV. TALKS REFORM.  NBC.  “Senate Bill 289 would monitor election spending. In the Montana Disclose Act, every dollar spent during the election process would have to be reported – including large amounts from corporate donors.”

NY:  ETHICS QUESTIONS.  CAP.  “Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he has not spoken to federal prosecutors investigating the demise of his anti-corruption commission, but declined to say with authority whether any members of his administration had.”

TX:  ETHICS COMPLAINTS.  Dallas Morning News.  “If there has been a single ethics complaint filed against a Dallas City Council member that has actually led to anything, I can’t name it.”

WV:  BILL MOVES.  Charleston Daily Mail.  “Legislation that would eliminate all campaign contribution limitations and allow for unlimited donations to candidates running for public office in West Virginia was sent to a Senate subcommittee late Tuesday evening after several Democrats questioned the merits of the bill.”


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