Today’s political law links

ONE MILLION DOORS.   WE.  “More than a year before the midterm elections, the field team funded by a flush Republican super PAC has knocked on 1 million doors in districts Democrats are targeting in 2018.”

COMPLAINT ON FUNDS.   NS.  “An ethics watchdog group has filed a complaint regarding Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, claiming he inappropriately used campaign funds during his confirmation process.”

PAY TO SON.   DB.  “Rep. Jimmy Duncan Jr., a Republican congressman who represents Knoxville, has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign money into his family members and their businesses since at least 2013, campaign finance filings first reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel reveal.”

CA:  LOBBYIST DEMOGRAPHICS.   SB.  “The heads of six caucuses in the California Legislature are asking lobbying firms to provide them with demographic data – including race, ethnicity, gender and openly gay or lesbian orientation – on their employees.”

CT:  DEADLINE LOOMS.   WT.  “The growing list of candidates and potential candidates for governor in 2018 is facing the state’s latest fundraising reporting deadline.”

DC:  SUPER PAC MYSTERY.   WAMU.  “The signs are small, but they started popping up along portions of Georgia Avenue NW and Missouri Avenue NW this week: “Run Vince Run!!””

NY:  HAMPTONS FUNDRAISER.   NYDN.  “Gov. Cuomo’s July fund-raising spree will continue Saturday with his second big money Hamptons event in a week.

OK:  TICKETS AND MEALS.   NOK.  “Lobbyists spent nearly $550,000 on Oklahoma lawmakers, state executives and their staffs over the past year, including $36,000 for gifts, according to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records.”

SD:  CAMPAIGN LINK.    CJ.  “South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said Friday that an icon in the state’s voter information app that directed users to the Facebook page of her campaign for Congress was an oversight.”

TX:  CHALLENGE REJECTED.    TT.  “The Texas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state’s ban on direct corporate campaign contributions, denying a challenge from a Tea Party group that called it unconstitutional.”

TX:  DAY LATE.   MS.  “Even as Texas Rangers were investigating accusations last fall that she misused public funds, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes missed a deadline for a campaign finance report by one day and was fined $500.”


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