8.8 political law links

HOLMAN ON WAIVERS.   HP.  “Echoing a provision of Obama’s ethics executive order, Trump’s policy expressly prohibits former lobbyists from working on the same specific issue areas in government that they had lobbied on in the previous two years.”

DEAN PUNCHES LEFT.   OBS.  “Now Dean is involved in setting up Hillary Clinton’s new Super PAC, Onward Together.”

ROSEN REACH AND B-ROLL.  WT.  “Silent video with no editing or obvious messaging is a common means for politicians to provide video of the candidate to outside groups. Legally, the campaign is not allowed to directly coordinate with groups, but posting the footage on a public forum allows them to go around such restrictions and provide groups with what they need to cut ads on their behalf.”

SUPER PAC LAUNCH.   KUTV.  “One of the Republicans running to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress is getting some help from [] his famous father — especially when it comes to money.”

CA:  HOTEL REIMBURSEMENTS.   LAT.   “When she fell short of her assigned goals, she offered to reimburse hotel employees and their spouses if they wrote checks to the candidates.”

CA:  RECALLS AND RULES.   LAT.  “At the request of Senate Democrats, the commission is expected to abandon its long-held interpretation of state law that limits how much elected officials can transfer to recall campaigns of other candidates, over the objections of the commission’s lawyers and its chairwoman, Jodi Remke.”

FL:  LEFTOVER FUNDS.   NH.  “So where does the money go? Some spend it all, and some return it to donors. But those who don’t typically give the money to charity. Here’s a look at where local politicians elected in the past two years donated their excess funds.”

NY:  CULTURE UNDER FIRE.   CBS.  “The release of emails that de Blasio exchanged with a number of deep pocketed donors seeking favors, has rocked the mayor’s world.”

OH:  REVEAL NAMES?   DIS.  “The Dispatch strongly opposes Issue 2, an overly simplistic ballot measure to impose an unworkable cap on what the state can pay for prescription drugs, but the campaign to defeat the issue took a wrong turn by hiding the identity of its financial backers.”

KENYA:  STATE OF PLAY.   AA.  “So who finances political campaigns in Kenya? It’s a difficult question to answer because campaign financing arrangements are opaque, and there’s no legal obligation for sponsors to declare all their interests.”


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