Here are Mon. pol. law links

BUCHANAN CLEARED.  RC.  “Four years after it launched an investigation into allegations of improper dealings by Rep. Vern Buchanan, the House Ethics Committee announced Friday it is dropping the case.”

CASE CLOSED.  Hill. “While the Ethics Committee found that three car dealerships owned by Buchanan did illegally reimburse their employees for campaign donations, it did not find sufficient evidence that Buchanan knew about the transactions.”

T SAYS HE FORGIVES.  Hill.  “Donald Trump says he has forgiven more than $50 million in loans he made to his Republican primary campaign for president.”

DELEGATE SUIT.  DP.  “Carroll Correll Jr., a Winchester attorney and Republican delegate to the party’s national convention next month, has filed a federal lawsuit asking for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction allowing him to avoid casting a vote for Donald Trump.

IND. FUNDS IN STATE AND LOCAL ELECS.  B.  “Secret campaign cash from groups that aren’t supposed to coordinate with candidates has over recent election cycles poured into state and local races where the impact can be much greater than at the federal level, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.”

SUPER PAC PLAY.  CT.  “Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold says he still doesn’t believe in super PACs. But he’s about to start receiving support from one, whether he likes it or not.”

SUPER PAC LAUNCH.  Hill.  “A new super-PAC created to support Sen. Marco Rubio‘s (R-Fla.) reelection bid launched with a brutal attack ad against Rubio’s likely Democratic opponent, Rep. Patrick Murphy.”

CA:  PROPOSALS OFFERED.  TJ.  “Soiseth and DeHart’s proposed ordinance would establish voluntary campaign contribution limits, voluntary contribution disclosures and a voluntary Code of Fair Campaign Practices.

MN:  APPOINTMENT MADE.  MPR.  “Minnesota’s campaign finance regulatory board will soon have a new leader after Gov. Mark Dayton appointed the current chairman to a judgeship.”

UT:  DISMISSAL SOUGHT.  TS.  “Shurtleff has pleaded not guilty to allegations he accepted lavish gifts from businessmen in trouble with regulators.”

WV: LUNCH COSTS.  CGM.  “In a trend dating back at least five years, major organizations and lobbyists have shifted resources from elaborate, expensive receptions and dinners to less-expensive and better-attended Capitol luncheons.”


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