Tues. 6-2 political law links

SENATE RULES ISSUE.  CNN.  “The presidential campaign of Sen. Rand Paul took down a web video Monday after the Senate Rules Committee determined its use of Senate floor proceedings in the posting violated the chamber’s rules.”

SUPER PAC HAUL.  NJ.  “A super PAC formed for Gov. Chris Christie in the likely event he announces a 2016 presidential campaign raised more than $1 million during its first fundraising event in New Jersey.”

DEBTS AND DATA.  PG.  “According to campaign-finance records, in just over two years, Mr. Santorum’s 2012 election committee earned nearly $281,000 by lending out contact information for his supporters. The money was paid by ‘data brokers’ who repackage such information for other politicians and causes.”

NY:  NASSAU COUNTY FIRST.  ND.  “Nassau County legislators yesterday passed the first set of contracts that required vendors to disclose their use of lobbyists, though none of the 30 agreements — totaling $36 million — claimed use of them.”

NC:  HARTSELL HEARING.  N&O.  “Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, a Concord Republican, will face a Board of Elections hearing later this month to determine if he violated campaign finance laws.”

TX:  COUNCIL COMPROMISE.  CHB. “Months after a fight over the burden of proof required to file ethics complaints divided the Dallas City Council, there may be a compromise.”

VT:  LAWSUIT JOINED.  VTD.  “Three former Progressive candidates for lieutenant governor have joined a suit filed by Dean Corren to block campaign finance penalties pursued by Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell, according to court filings.”


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