7.12.18 political law links

FEC ENFORCEMENT UPDATE.   COV.  “In a newly published client alert, Covington provides an overview of recent FEC enforcement trends and identifies areas of active enforcement at the four-member Commission.”

CT:  WELL FUNDED.   COU.  “If a wealthy, self-funded shoreline businessman does not become Connecticut’s next governor, it won’t be for lack of spending money.”

KY:  FACING SCRUTINY.   HS.  “When Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s top deputy was busted for using kickbacks and bribes for political donations, Beshear vowed to donate all of the tainted money from his 2015 campaign account to charity.  That was two years ago.”

ME:  CAMPAIGN FINANCE TYPO.   IVN.  “Maine State Treasurer and independent gubernatorial candidate Terry Hayes was joined by state representatives, former legislators, and others Monday to call on lawmakers to pass the error and omissions bill needed to restore Clean Elections funding for the 2018 election cycle.”

MO:  DENIALS.   KCS.  “Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff denies allegations in a newly filed ethics complaint that he violated Missouri campaign finance laws while helping to run former Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2016 campaign.”

NH:  DEFICIENT.   NHPR.  “For the first time ever, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office is auditing all state-level fundraising reports to make sure they’re filed on time and include all the right information.”

NY:  SIGN ISSUES.  PC.  “A leader of a group that regularly protests against U.S. Rep. Tom Reed has been charged with petit larceny after being accused of stealing campaign signs.”

WY:  FINDING FAULT.   WYO.  “Wyoming was the last state in the nation to require candidates to report on campaign contributions before election day.”


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