2-4 political law links

TRUMP AHEAD. USN. “Riding a powerful wave of small dollar donations, President Trump’s principal campaign committee pulled in more than$6.9 million in the final quarter of 2018, per its report to the Federal Election Commission. A little under $5.1 million, or 75 percent, of that money came in the form of donations under $200, an indication of grassroots support.”

LOAN SOUGHT. CNBC. ” Deutsche Bank, which has a business relationship with President Donald Trump that’s spanned years, refused to give the candidate a loan during his 2016 presidential campaign in 2016, The New York Times reported on Saturday.”

CAMPAIGN OWES. HILL. “The Trump campaign owes the Treasury Department over $1 million in travel expenses, according to a new filing released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Thursday.”

MOVE ON CORPORATE PAC MONEY. NPR. “This early in the 2020 presidential campaign, the candidates have choices to make. One of them is how to raise their money. Here’s a place where the Democratic contenders all agree. They are not going to accept cash from corporate political action committees. NPR’s Peter Overby reports.”

KS: THANKS FAM. OH. “Marshall said his parents are very encouraging and two of the four Marshall children have given their blessing for a Senate race. The other two, he said, are not opposed to it.”

MS: SIDESTEP. CL. “Mississippi lieutenant governor candidate Jay Hughes filed a campaign finance report Thursday that appeared to violate a reform law he pushed for two years ago.”

MO: MAYOR FINED. STL. “State ethics officials have fined the former mayor of Cool Valley $10,380 for violating state campaign law during his unsuccessful run for a seat in the Missouri House last year.”

TX: CORPORATE GIVING. DN. “Another Dallas City Council member appears to be sideways with campaign-finance laws.”


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