TGIF political law links

AD KICKSTART.  AdAge.  “If all goes according to the Citizen Super PAC plan, funding will come from everyday people pledging small amounts of money to the PAC via a platform developed by Tusk.”

FINANCING PATAKI.  Yahoo.  “Even the fringiest candidates for president tend to have a wealthy backer or two able to keep them in the race for a few months. But George Pataki, the latest Republican to declare he’s chasing the nomination, may test the threshold for a low-budget campaign.”

FINANCING SANTORUM.  Yahoo.  “The former Pennsylvania senator was heavily outspent when he ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. He may face a similar spending shortfall now that he’s declared his candidacy for the 2016 race.”

WILL ON REFORM.  WP.  “Most political money funds the dissemination of political advocacy to influence elections, and Americans continue to exasperate reformers by finding new ways to speak about politics.”

GRAHAM SUPER PAC.  NJ.  “Allies of Lindsey Graham have created a super PAC to raise cash for the outspoken Republican senator as he prepares to launch his long-shot presidential bid in South Carolina next week.”

AZ:  WARNING UPDATE.  AZCentral.  “Fresh off of attacking the Clean Elections Commission for trying to shine a light on dark money, Secretary of State Michele Reagan told Capitol Media Services’ Howard Fischer that the law requiring that a candidate be notified of a last-minute attack is likely unconstitutional.”

HI:  DECIDING ON DIRECTOR.  CB.  “After meeting for more than three hours Wednesday, the State Ethics Commission retreated into a closed executive session to consider the fate of its executive director, Honolulu attorney Les Kondo.”

OR:  BROWN PLAN UPDATE.  ORLive.  “With almost no discussion, the Oregon House on Thursday unanimously approved Gov. Kate Brown’s bid to remake the state panel that investigates ethics complaints — making it the second of Brown’s proposed ethics reforms to pass a legislative floor vote.”

SC:  NO JAIL.  PC.  “Former state Sen. Robert Ford said the way he was treated over the past two years was ‘unhuman’ and unnecessary after his sentencing Thursday to five years of probation and nearly $70,000 in restitution for his ethics-related conviction.”

TX:  REFORM ALIVE.  TT.  “It’s too early to say exactly what reforms will survive, but as the deadline for getting the work done approaches, several remain viable.”


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