2.21 political law links

SANDERS HAUL. CNBC. “Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign said it raised $5.9 million from 223,000 donors within the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign.”

NEW PAC. HILL. “Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is attacking Democrats as part of a new conservative super PAC, E&E News reported Tuesday.”

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE UPDATE. CNBC. “The government’s top ethics watchdog disclosed Tuesday that it had refused to certify a financial disclosure report from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.”

CHAIR SABOTAGE. MJ. “This drastic step, which one former FEC lawyer called the ‘nuclear option,’ is effectively an effort to sabotage her own agency in order to enforce the law and create more campaign finance disclosure.”

NJ: LAW SOUGHT. NJS. “With those outcomes and unanimous votes, S-1500 looked to be on track for final approval in the Senate and, then, onto the New Jersey Assembly for its action.”

NY: BASEBALL DONATION. LH. “The $2,600 worth of donations to Republican Ron Belmont raises questions about the blurry relationship between the town government and its recreational sports leagues. News of the donation has also drawn criticism from some parents who are only now learning their money was used for partisan purposes.”


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