Local rules, retraction demand, and more political law links

LAWSUIT BACKING.   WFB.  “Members of a group linked to liberal operative and Hillary Clinton loyalist David Brock are involved in a new lawsuit filed by the Democratic attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland against President Trump over his private businesses.”

FORMER CHAIR DEMANDS RETRACTION.   ML. ” Former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer is warning his successors against defamation and asking them to retract statements after news broke last week of a $500,000 fine over the party’s bingo operation during his tenure.”

NEW SUPER PAC.   WE.  “Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson wants to form a new super PAC in order to win state legislative seats and governor’s mansions ahead of the 2020 redistricting.”

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.   DC.  “Shuster’s plan gave partial control of the proposed air traffic non-profit’s board to a lobbying group, Airlines for America (AFA), that employs his girlfriend, Shelley Rubino.”

FARA FILING QUESTION.   BF.  “A mysterious filing by a Washington lobbying powerhouse is raising more questions about the firm’s role in lobbying on behalf of foreign governments.”

DMV:  LOCAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE RULES.   WAMU.  “From Montgomery County’s strict new limits to campaign funding to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s fines for illegal donations, campaign financing remains a major issue in the region.”

TN:  PAC PERFORMANCE.  KN.  “The number of Tennessee political action committees continues to grow, but the amount of money they spend on campaigns has been declining, statistics compiled by the Registry of Election Finance indicate.”


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