VIRAL VIDEO ERRORS. TB. “NowThis News conveniently cut a response from Brad Smith, chairman for the Institute for Free Speech, where he was asked by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) to correct Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘misleading questioning.'”
GILLIBRAND COMPLAINT. TH. “During Trump’s second State of the Union speech last Tuesday, Gillibrand’s Twitter account posted a message asking followers to ‘chip in $5 so we can put an end to this.’ It included official House video footage of a joint session of the United States Congress. FACT cited federal law and Senate ethics rules that both prohibit the use of taxpayer-funded resources that cannot be used for campaign or other political purposes to include ‘broadcast coverage and recordings of the House floor proceedings.'”
SCHULTZ ACCUSED. HP. “A liberal super PAC is ramping up efforts to thwart former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s presidential campaign before it even starts, and is issuing a formal complaint to the Federal Election Commission alleging that Schultz might be ‘attempting to exploit’ federal election law.”
CORPORATE PAC PLEDGE. HILL. “Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is rebuffing campaign contributions from corporate political action committees a day after declaring her bid for the White House.”
KY: UPDATE REPORTING. DN. “It doesn’t do much good requiring candidates for elected office to report who gives them money if the state can’t process the filings in time.”
MA: MONEY MAN. CWM. “[Michael] Sullivan is the director of the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, which monitors and publicizes how candidates for office in Massachusetts raise and spend their campaign cash. He makes sure politicians follow the rules, and in some cases he has to set the rules.”
MI: ALLEGATIONS AGAINST GROUP. BMI. “Michigan Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the state Bureau of Elections have determined that a political group aligned with now-Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her campaign committee violated state campaign finance laws, Benson’s office announced Friday. The group agreed to pay a civil fine of $37,500 and dissolve within 60 days.”
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