MENENDEZ CASE ISSUES. WP. “If federal prosecutors pursue corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, they will face a difficult — but not impossible — task in making their case.”
BUILDING FOR 16. The Gazette. “In a new development that is adding to fundraising and organizational clout, presumptive candidates this year are setting up and working closely with so-called super-PACS and other funding vehicles before they launch official campaigns.”
STAFFING UP. TX Tribune. “Allies of former Gov. Rick Perry have launched a super PAC that can raise unlimited amounts of money to boost the likely 2016 candidate, one of several signs that his presidential apparatus is kicking into high gear.”
CA: POLITICAL TAX SCHEME. Press Democrat. “[Marc] Levine introduced legislation last week that would impose a tax on independent expenditures, which is campaign spending done by outside groups, instead of by candidates or party committees.”
FL: PROBATION IN CASE. Miami Herald. “Former Homestead Mayor , already facing prison time on a corruption conviction, agreed to probation on additional allegations that he misspent campaign donations.”
SC: AFTER PLEA. Post and Courier.
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