10.11.18 political law links

POLITICAL LAW MOVERS AND SHAKERS.   ALAW.  “The former head of Allen & Overy’s political law group in Washington, D.C., has jumped to fast-growing Holland & Knight.  Charles Borden, who joined the Florida-founded Am Law 100 firm Monday as a partner, says he’s expecting an “explosion” in his practice coming out of the midterms and approaching the 2020 presidential election. He brings with him senior counsel Sam Brown.”


CHALLENGERS AND REFORM.   AP.  “In an unprecedented letter sent to all House members, 107 House Democratic challengers called for sweeping reforms to be the first item of business taken up in the new Congress next January.”

DONOR DELAY.   PP.  “The amount of super PAC spending during the 2016 congressional primaries in which the first donor disclosure occurred after the primary election totaled $9 million.”

HALEY FLIGHTS.   WP.  “Haley accepted flights on private planes likely worth tens of thousands of dollars from several businesspeople who had supported her past campaigns, which could violate ethics rules and standards.”

SUPER PAC ATTENTION.   RC.  “The super PAC tied to House Republican leadership is turning its attention to Minnesota’s 1st District, one of the GOP’s few pickup opportunities this cycle.”

BLOOMBERG SPENDS.   CNBC.  “A super PAC funded almost entirely by billionaire and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has opened up its coffers to seven women running to unseat veteran Republican incumbents in the House of Representatives.”

MN:  PERSONAL TRAVEL ALLEGATIONS.   AMN. “State Rep. Ilhan Omar may have improperly used campaign resources for personal travel expenses, according to one Republican state legislator.”

PERU:  LEADER DETAINED.   TIME.  “Peruvian police arrested opposition leader Keiko Fujimori on allegations she received illicit campaign financing, further roiling the country’s political elite just days after a judge ordered her father jailed in a separate case.”


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