Alabama is less fun and other political law links for today, 9-12-16

REPORT OF COMPLAINTS IN FL.  TCP.  “The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, known as FACT, filed the latest complaint against Murphy Wednesday.”

SUPER PAC STRETCH.  B.  “The top super political action committee backing Hillary Clinton will begin to dramatically accelerate its advertising spending this week following a rough patch on the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential nominee that included some slippage in her poll standings, a controversial remark, and a bout with pneumonia.”

SUPER PAC STAR.  LAT.  “An Orange County super PAC formed to support Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s U.S. Senate campaign has invited her to be the featured guest at its Newport Beach fundraiser Friday.”

INVESTIGATION SOUGHT.  Hill.  “The Democratic Party of Wisconsin wants the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate $10 million in compensation that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) received from his former company.”

AL:  FUN IMPACT.  AL.  “‘Whoever was the mastermind of this ethics bill totally screwed up the camaraderie and fun in the Alabama Legislature.'”

MA:  GROUP URGES REFORM.  R.  “With support from, which was founded by former Shelburne resident Josh Silver, the local support plans to call on the Greenfield Town Council and on other towns to pass resolutions calling on their state and federal legislators to pass the proposed ‘American Anti-Corruption Act,’ targeting lobbyists’ political contributions, mandating full campaign finance transparency, allowing publicly funded campaigns, closes the ‘revolving door’ between Congress and lobbyists and enhances the Federal Elections Commission’s powers.”

VT:  SPLIT ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE.  VTD.  “The Democrat and Republican candidates for attorney general squared off in their first debate of the general election on Thursday in a discussion where they often agreed but split on the issues of private prisons and campaign finance law.”

EU:  ETHICS PROBE OPEN.  R.  “EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker has launched an unprecedented ethics investigation into his predecessor, Jose Manuel Barroso, questioning whether he broke EU law by taking a job at Goldman Sachs.


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