1-22-19 political law links (new)

HARRIS IN. CNBC. “First-term Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday…”

GENERAL COUNSEL PICK. POL. “Other members of the [Harris] campaign team include: Marc Elias, general counsel; Angelique Cannon, national finance director; David Huynh, senior advisor; and Lily Adams, communications director.”

POTENTIAL INDEPENDENT RUN. WP. “If no candidate wins 270 or more votes, the victor would be decided by the House in a ‘contingent election,’ with each state delegation getting one ballot. The Senate would decide who becomes vice president.”

GROUP FUNDING. FB. “The dark money nonprofit launched by Hillary Clinton following her defeat against Donald Trump relied heavily on just six donors and an $800,000 money transfer from her former presidential campaign committee during its first year, according to tax forms provided to the Washington Free Beacon.”

CO: NEW DISCLOSURE RULE. DH. “Political committees that raise money to support or oppose ballot issues in the city of Durango will soon be required to report where they got all contributions of more than $20.”

IN: FACING FINES. NWI. “Candidates failing to file the reports face a potential fine of $50 each day they are late, up to a maximum of $1,000, according to J. Bradley King, co-director at the Indiana Election Division at the Secretary of State’s office.”

TX: LOAN AND CONTRIBUTIONS. KSAT. “Public records confirm the recently elected district clerk of Guadalupe County accepted more than $30,000 in campaign contributions from her husband’s construction company as he hurtled toward bankruptcy last year.”

WA: FIX URGED. ST. “Lawmakers must pass a bill this session that would drill down to the bottom layer of political committees, requiring theĀ truetop contributors to be listed on mailers and TV spots.”

WA: ELECTORAL COLLEGE LAWSUIT. KUOW. “Three Washington Democrats will explain Tuesday to the state Supreme Court why they voted against their party’s presidential nominee in the 2016 election.”


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