From me, political law links for you

SUPER PAC SPLURGE.  CNN.  “Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s supporters have stepped up their advertising efforts this week, working to counterbalance the fanfare of the Democratic National Convention.”

SUPER PAC SUPPORT.  ST.  “A super PAC has jumped into the race for retiring U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott’s Seattle-area seat, and one candidate who’s not benefiting from the new spending says the move underscores his own commitment to getting outside money out of politics.”

SUPER PAC MOVERS AND SHAKERS.  HT.  “Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to become national chairman of a super PAC that is backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.”

SUPER PAC FIRST BUY.  H.  “A top Koch network group is launching a seven-figure ad buy in the Indiana Senate race, targeting Democrat Evan Bayh for his votes for the Wall Street bailout.”

TAKE DOWNS FLY.  NYP.  “Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pressuring TV stations across the country to stop airing an anti-Clinton political ad sponsored by the pro-Trump super-PAC Rebuilding America Now.”

CA:  PAY TO PLAY TACTICS.  BB.  “California State Treasurer John Chiang announced policies Wednesday designed to limit what he calls questionable municipal bond industry bankrolling of local bond election campaigns.”

MT:  CHARGES RELATED TO INDEPENDENT GROUP.  KRTV.  “Yet under the law, AFP does not have to report its donors or spending on the mailer, because the new Montana law to force disclosure of such spending applies only to efforts made within 60 days of an election.”


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