Tues. pol. law links

FILING A PETITION.  USAT.  “Two Democratic members of the Federal Election Commission, who say they are frustrated by the agency’s failure to rein in campaign-finance abuses ahead of the 2016 presidential race, are making what amounts to a drastic move Monday in the staid world of federal election law.”

REFORM PROPOSAL.  WDIO.  “Another provision would limit the campaign season by restricting campaign spending to no more than 60 days before a primary or general election and by banning candidates from raising money while Congress is in session.”

LOBBYIST ON FUNDRAISING.  WFB.  “One of the Democratic Party’s biggest fundraisers, high-powered lobbyist Tony Podesta, says lobbyists should be banned from fundraising for, and donating to, political campaigns.”

SUPER PAC LAUNCH.  Politico.  “A team of former aides and allies is in the early stages of launching a super PAC to amplify the former Pennsylvania senator’s messages aimed at blue-collar Republicans, as well as pooling resources to help Santorum recapture some of the energy that propelled him to a near miss in the 2012 Republican primary.”

AK:  INVESTIGATION DROPPED.  ADN.  “The Alaska Public Offices Commission has closed its investigation of Anchorage marijuana activist Charlo Greene.

DE:  BILL TO INCREASE LIMITS.  DO.  “Legislation in the state House of Representatives would marginally increase the amount of money that individuals and corporations could give directly to Delaware political candidates, from $1,200 per election cycle to $2,000.”

MA:  USE OF FUNDS.  BG.  “Since Baker took office in January, his campaign committee has used the state GOP staff and its headquarters to solicit, collect, and organize donations at events to bulk up his depleted political account, according to several party officials and others involved in the fund-raising for the governor.”

OR:  TRYING FOR REFORM.  BB. “Oregon may join 44 other states that place some kind of campaign finance limits on corporations, unions, individuals and political parties if lawmakers pass a bill backed by Gov. Kate Brown and voters later agree in 2016.”


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