7.3.18 political law links

DISCLOSE ACT AGAIN.   FS.  “Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tom Udall (D-NM), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote to Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) to call for a hearing on the DISCLOSE Act, legislation to shine a light on unlimited secret spending in American elections.”

MAPLIGHT NEWS.   MP. “MapLight is excited to welcome former Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chair Ann Ravel to our staff as a full-time Senior Fellow to tackle the threat that deceptive digital politics presents to a transparent, equitable, and accountable democracy.”

IN:  BAN APPROVED.   JG.  “As approved Tuesday night, the ordinance prohibits ‘business entities’ from bidding on city contracts if any officer, partner or principal with more than a 10 percent ownership share in the entity and subsidiaries controlled by it contributes more than $2,000 a year to a political campaign of someone with ultimate responsibility for awarding city contracts.”

ME:  DELAY SUIT.   WABI.  “Several publicly financed candidates and an advocacy group are suing Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his finance chief for withholding money sitting in Maine’s public campaign fund.”

NC:  MONEY TRACKER.   SFC.  “A North Carolina television station has tracked down who’s responsible for a series of ads by dark-money groups attacking state Republicans online and on TV.”

TX:  DEADLINE MISSED.   TT.  “Jonathan Jenkins, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas whose unconventional campaign has drawn Republican objections, has missed the deadline to submit the signatures needed to appear on the November ballot.”

TX:  CONSULTANT FINED.   MS.  “The Texas Ethics Commission has fined a Travis County political consultant who the commission says created a deceptive website to attack a candidate running last year to be chairman of the Travis County Democratic Party, according to a recent ruling.”

HAVE A GREAT 4TH OF JULY.   I’ll send around the next set of links early next week.  Have a great 4th!

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