Down to the wire money fight and other political law links

SUPER PAC X-TREME.  HP.  “Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has raised and spent more money than any super PAC since the committees were sanctioned in 2010.”

BOWING OUT.  R.  “At the same time, the two Super PACs associated with Trump’s White House bid have seen their fundraising start to stall out, with one of the groups reserving no broadcast or cable ads between Oct. 20 and Election Day, according to data from ad-tracking firm SMG Delta.

HALF AS MUCH.  WP.  “Donald Trump raised about half as much as Hillary Clinton for his presidential campaign in the first 19 days of October, putting him at a severe financial disadvantage in the crucial final days of the White House contest, new campaign finance reports filed late Thursday show.”

FEINGOLD HIT.  Hill.  “Feingold’s PAC, which was created after he lost reelection to the Republican Johnson in 2010, has been a frequent target during the race as Johnson’s campaign seeks to illustrate how Feingold has changed since starting his Senate tenure in 1993. The new TV and digital ad, which is part of a seven-figure ad buy, will run statewide through Election Day.”

SESSIONS ETHICS HIT.  YH.  “The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) sent a letter on Monday to Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, urging members of the Senate to take ‘appropriate remedial action’ against Sessions. They allege that Sessions’ claims were a violation of the legislative body’s code of conduct.”

CA:  PUBLIC FINANCING FIGHT.  BS.  “One-third of all money raised for those candidates, nearly $100,000, came from outside Berkeley, though most of it was from the Bay Area and Sacramento.”

CT:  CHANGES SOUGHT.  CTN.  “Aresimowicz, who works for AFSCME Council 4, said he understands the Supreme Court decision makes it legal, but it causes the constituents in the district to lose their voice when large corporations and labor unions can say things that are inconsistent with what the constituents want.”

MT:  AD BUY.  HIR.  “A Democratic super PAC is spending $500,000 on Montana TV ads hoping to tip the scales in favor of Denise Juneau in Montana’s U.S. House race.”

NY:  LEASHED WATCHDOG?  NYP.  “We’ve expressed our worries over the CFB’s independence before: The board’s five members serve staggered five-year terms; the mayor and City Council speaker each appoint two members who must be enrolled in different parties.”


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