10.18 political law links

LEGAL FEES NOTED.  CNN.  “Legal consulting fees account for $1 of every $10 the campaign has spent this year, according to a review of campaign finance records.”

CONVENTION-RELATED ACTIVITY.  CPI.  “The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, which oversaw logistics for the Republican National Convention, received $923,100 from the Friends of the House 2016 LLC.”

SUPER PAC DUEL.  MN.  “suddenly high-profile U.S. Senate race are getting a little outside help in what could be a hugely expensive campaign.”

ID:  FROM THE REPORTS.  SR.  “Former state Sen. Russ Fulcher loaned his campaign $35,000 on Sept. 30, the final day of the reporting period, to pump his fundraising numbers up from $65,421 to $100,421 for the period from July 1 to Sept. 30, higher than those of GOP rival Luke Malek, who raised $82,814 in the same time period, but didn’t start until two months ago, receiving his first contribution on Aug. 10.”

PA:  ORDERED TO FILE.  CBS.  “A Philadelphia judge has fined a Democratic ward leader’s PAC $60,000 for ethics law violations in connection with the 2015 city council election.”

PA:  NO TAX FUNDS FOR CAMPAIGNS.  PV.  “Rather than helping lesser-known candidates, the lure of vouchers proved to be a time- and resource-wasting distraction.”

SD:  TASK FORCE ON REFORM.  RCJ.  “Five pieces of legislation received recommendations this week from a state panel looking at possible changes to South Dakota’s campaign finance laws.”

HAVE A GOOD DAY.  I’ll send around the next set of links early next week.  

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