Good morning, here are today’s political law links

SUPER PAC WAR.  Time.  “While Trump’s swaggering style has turned off plenty of GOP donors and operatives, another cohort of professional Republicans has been fighting to position their groups as the preferred vessel for pro-Trump cash—and put themselves in line for the personal riches that come with the job.”

SUPER PAC EXPANSION.  IS.  “The super PAC created to help Republican businessman Trey Hollingsworth win the GOP primary in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District is expanding its horizons.”

SUPER PAC TARGET.  NBC.  “In this modern era of micro-targeting, where every vote in a swing state is coveted by both major political parties, conservative allies of the Trump campaign are investing in an outside-the-box strategy to court a historically unenthusiastic portion of the electorate — the Amish.”

CAMPAIGN DATA AND IDENTITY THEFT.  Marketwatch.  “Over the past few years, we’ve experienced more ginormous data breaches than any of us can, or would even care to, remember. Against this backdrop, reflect upon the fact that political campaigns know as much, if not more, than advertisers about us — what inspires us and what will move us to vote.”

CA:  SOLICITATION ISSUE.  SF.  “San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón broke the law when he asked staff members to donate to his 2014 reelection campaign.”

CA:  SIGN SOURCE DISCLOSURE.  SD.  “To ensure voters have the vital information they need before an election, the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission is publicizing those individuals who have violated the law by failing to properly disclose the true source of various political signs.”

KY:  LOBBYING RETURN.  “The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission reported Tuesday that a record $9.53 million was spent lobbying the 60-day session that ended in April. That’s a 9-percent jump from spending in lobbying expenses in the 2014 session.”

NE:  ROBOCALL CHANGES.  JS.  “Commission staff plan to propose a rule update requiring calls to include information on the identity of not only who is making the call but also which campaign, political party or political action committee is paying for it.”


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