Election Day Political Law Links

SUPER TURNOUT.   POL.  “The top Republican Senate super PAC invested heavily in get-out-the-vote efforts in eight battleground Senate races this election, fortifying the group’s usual heavy spending on TV ads.”

SMALL DONOR DIFFERENCE.   PS. “This, 2018, is shaping up to be the costliest mid-term election ever, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit that tracks political donations. As of last week, candidates, political parties, PACs, and other groups have spent $4.7 billion, the center finds. Before this, no mid-term had cost more than $4.2 billion.  One of the primary drivers behind this year’s unparalleled fundraising: small donations to Democratic candidates.”

SMALL DONOR ADVANTAGE.   WP.  “Democratic candidates raised more money than Republicans in the 2018 midterms, particularly in small sums under $200. Strategists across the political spectrum point to their breakneck fundraising pace as a sign that the party could be well positioned to take control of the House this year.”

AD OFF.  NYT.  “The guidelines, available online, contain a section for ‘controversial issue advertising,’ which states that ‘advertisements generally will be accepted if there is a basis for the claims and such claims fall within the bounds of reasonable debate.'”

AD PULLED.   EG.  “Facebook confirmed that it has followed in the footsteps of most major media outlets and pulled a controversial advertisement released by the Donald Trump campaign.”

A LOOK.  HILL.  “President Trump said Monday he would ‘take a look’ at the allegations that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated ethics rules, but added he has not yet seen the claims, which have been referred to the Justice Department.”

TX:  FUNDING WAR.    SM.  “A political action committee that’s opposing a proposition to require votes on land-use rewrites in Austin delayed the disclosure of its real estate donors until halfway through early voting, Fred Lewis, one of the proposition’s authors, said in an ethics complaint filed Friday.”

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