No debate day drama political law links for Mon.

SUPER PAC ADS.  WLSAM.  “The super PAC funded by two major Republican donors, the Adelson and Ricketts families, is beginning its first advertising push since it relaunched with a searing new spot comparing Hillary Clinton to a Republican president: Richard Nixon.”

REFORMERS ENDORSE.  HP.  “The campaign finance reform organization Every Voice made its first endorsement in a presidential election on Friday, backing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.”

CORPORATE DISBURSEMENT IN U.S. FEDERAL ELECTION WHEN CORPORATION’S LARGEST SHAREHOLDER IS FOREIGN CITIZEN.  NYT.  “A lifetime’s commitment to solving problems in the real world qualifies Hillary Clinton for this job, and the country should put her to work.”

TIMES ON COOPER’S OPINION.  NYT.  “Judge Christopher Cooper ordered the commission to reconsider its dismissal of complaints against two conservative groups that claimed to meet the nonpartisan requirement for tax-exempt ‘social welfare’ agencies, even while they financed television ads in 2010 targeting Democratic candidates.”

GOOGLE DOMINATION.  SB.   “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the greatest tech lobbyist of them all?”

AL:  TRIAL APPROACHINGMA.  “The case could be the last front in the war over same-sex marriage.”

CA:  BROWN INVESTIGATION.  SB.  “The state’s political ethics commission is launching an investigation into the California Democratic Party after an advocacy group alleged the party acted as a middleman to funnel donations from oil and energy companies to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 re-election campaign.”

MO:  CANDIDATES ON ETHICS.  MWB.  “Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens will face off Nov. 8 in Missouri’s gubernatorial election.  The Associated Press asked the candidates about ethics and election issues.”

WA:  LABOR COUNCIL FINED.  WAG.  “In an action brought by the Attorney General’s Office, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) will pay the state $16,622 over the organization’s failure to timely and properly file lobbyist employer reports of in-kind and cash contributions, as required under the state’s campaign finance laws.”


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