Tuesday’s Political Law Links are —>

O’ROURKE FLAGGED.   DC.  “Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign was flagged by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday for accepting ‘excessive’ and ‘impermissible’ donations.”

AD DRAWS COMPLAINT.   DDN.  “The Republicans’ complaint is that by featuring the Whirlpool brand so prominently, Brown’s campaign is receiving an ‘impermissible in–kind contribution from a prohibited source.'”

NJ:  LOOK AT CAMPAIGN COSTS.   INJ.  “What can be done?  Well, let’s start at the beginning.  Why are campaigns expensive?  Because the mediums of communication cost lots of money. TV, direct mail, radio, newspaper ads, etc. all cost money. Lots of it.”

WA:  COST OF ENFORCEMENT.   HN.    “The Public Disclosure Commission is in need of hundreds of thousands of additional dollars to cover the tab of lawsuits against Tim Eyman and others accused of being political scofflaws.”

WV:  NEW REPORTING.   WVN.  “The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office has utilized a new online Campaign Finance Reporting System in an effort to increase transparency in the state’s elections.”


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