WAR CHEST INTEREST. RCJ. “John Thune has so much campaign money socked away that he now makes more from interest and dividends than some other politicians collect from donors.”
OUTSIDE FUNDS. BN. “U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, bracing for another tough election battle in 2018, received at least 81 percent of his nearly $8 million campaign war chest from sources outside Montana, an MTN analysis shows.”
EMAIL SEARCH. PPA. “The FBI reportedly searched Congressman Bob Brady’s email account, the clearest sign they are looking into Brady as part of a probe into his campaign allegedly paying former primary opponent Jimmie Moore to exit the race.”
ETHICS EXIT. POL. “After almost a year in the White House counsel’s office tackling a raft of ethics and financial disclosure issues, James Schultz resigned last week and is returning to private practice at the Philadelphia-based law firm where he previously worked, Cozen O’Connor.”
CA: POSSIBLE PROBE. SMN. “In the wake of an investigation that found Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel had violated state election laws, the City Council on Tuesday is expected to launch a general probe of possible violations of similar local laws.”
CO: SEEKING REFORM. DC. “To be clear, Boulder’s laws specifically allow individuals to spend as much as they want supporting candidates, so long as they do so in their own name, do not coordinate with others and disclose their expenditures.”
NY: TRACTION IN ALBANY. PR. “The harassment allegations against Hoyt are now the subject of an investigation by the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics, an agency that reformers say is structurally flawed because of the influence the governor’s administration has over it through its appointive powers.”
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