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PAY TO PLAY STATUS.  Burr & Forman.  “The latest is the SEC’s position that it didn’t take any action on the new MSRB Rules extending pay-to-play prohibitions to municipal advisors, so it can’t be sued to stop the implementation of the regulations implemented by the MSRB under the SEC’s jurisdiction.”

RNC RULES — HERE WE GO AGAIN.  CNBC.  “Rule 9 of the Republican National Committee rules governs ‘Filling Vacancies in Nominations,’ and stipulates that should the party’s presidential or vice presidential candidate leave the ticket for whatever reason, the hole may be filled either by a reconvening of the national convention or by the party committee itself. The vice presidential nominee is not given any preferential consideration.”

IF T QUITS.  FT.  “What’s unclear is whether delegates choosing a Trump replacement would be bound to any of the primary candidates. It is also unclear how a replacement would be nominated.”

T DUMP RUSH.  DB.  “So, within the GOP rules, it’s not hard to replace Trump if he drops out, and it’s not impossible to kick him off the ticket because of the word ‘otherwise.'”

T PANIC RULES.  LAT.  “‘Serious, senior lawyers’ have begun researching how the rules would work if the party had to replace Trump on the ticket, a senior GOP figure in Washington with close ties to the party hierarchy confirmed.”

ELECTOR RESIGNS.  AJC.  “Baoky Vu, a Decatur businessman selected for membership in the Electoral College that will officially decide the 2016 presidential contest, said he couldn’t bring himself to vote for Trump in November.”

TRUMP FUNDRAISING SURGE.  WP.  “GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was buoyed an enthusiastic base of small donors in July, helping him raise $82 million in conjunction with the Republican National Committee, the campaign announced Wednesday.”

WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOW.  AT.  “FBI documents released by Judicial Watch include interviews with IRS employees in the Cincinnati tax exempt office run by Lois Lerner that prove employees were under instructions to bury the applications of Tea Party groups.”

SUPER PAC SCALE BACK. Politico.  “Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, is cutting its ad buy in Colorado for the next two weeks, reflecting Democrats’ growing confidence in the battleground state.”

SUPER PAC RADIO.  CNN.  “A new super PAC is beginning what is expected to be a $1 million radio buy on behalf of Donald Trump, a campaign that will be one of the largest advertising purchases for the Republican presidential nominee so far.”

PALIN HAUL.  YA.  “During the last fundraising quarter, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Political Action Committee raised just under $150,000.”

NEW MONEY SEARCH.  CPI.  “The Center downloaded 850,000 forms from about 250,000 nonprofits that were recently released in electronic format by the IRS; we extracted the grant data and made $170 billion reported over five years searchable.”

MCDONNELL REQUEST.  R.  “Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell are asking the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate her corruption convictions in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision tossing out Bob McDonnell’s convictions.

MENENDEZ CHARGES STAND.  Politico.  “In a long-awaited decision, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.) failed in a bid to have the bribery and corruption case against him thrown out. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has let stand the charges against him, rejecting his claims that his constitutional protections as a senator were violated.”

SD:  REVIEW SOUGHT.  SDPB.  “South Dakota’s Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she wants a review of the state’s campaign finance law.”

NV:  SOFTENED ETHICS.  RJ.  “How Henderson City Attorney Josh Reid can say that his proposed changes to the city’s ethics laws were not loosening them is laughable.”

NJ:  KEAN IN THE GAME.  PNJ.  “On the heels of Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) firing off letters to the U.S. Attorney and Attorney General concerning allegations of strong-arming tactics by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean called for the immediate passage of pay-to-play legislation.”


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