Today’s political law links (1-30)

DONATING DONATIONS.   CNBC.  “Some Republicans in Congress are announcing plans to donate campaign contributions linked to Steve Wynn as the casino mogul faces claims of sexual misconduct.”

AZ:  USE OF FUNDS FOR LEGAL BILLS.   PNT.  “Whether legal expenses are considered to be a personal use is determined on a case-by-case basis.”

CA:  CLOSING FUND.   SFE.  “Mayoral candidates London Breed, Jane Kim and Angela Alioto have either closed or promised to close campaign finance accounts from their previous Democratic Party board races.”

NM:  LOBBYIST SPENDING.   NMID.  “What do ski passes, meals and newspaper ads all have in common? Lobbyists or their employers have purchased them in recent weeks as part of their ongoing efforts to build relationships with or bring lawmakers around to their perspectives on issues.”

TX:  SPOTLIGHT ON GROUP.  TT.  “The nonprofit corporation, known as the Committee to Inform Voters on Issues and Candidates (CIVIC), has provided at least $822,000 in donations to the TAB Political Action Committee since 2003, according to a Tribune analysis of filings at the Texas Ethics Commission.”

TX: MONEY RACE.   ST.  “The latest contributions, released by the O’Rourke campaign, bring his total fundraising haul for 2017 up to $6.4 million.”

WV:  TRIAL BEGINS.   WVG.  “Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys on Monday began untangling the red tape of campaign finance law and establishing whether a Morgantown coal operator knowingly violated it during the first day of trial for James L. Laurita Jr.”

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

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