2.28 political law links

AOC HIT. TB. “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has been hit with a Federal Election Commission complaint, accusing her of funneling thousands from her campaign fund to her boyfriend through a political action committee.”

SUPER PAC MOVE. HILL. “Robby Mook, who ran Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, will take over the largest super PAC backing House Democratic candidates, the group said Tuesday.”

INVESTIGATION SOUGHT. REU. “A U.S. House panel investigating President Donald Trump wants to depose Trump’s long-time tax lawyer Sheri Dillon, as well as Stefan Passantino, former deputy White House Counsel in charge of compliance and ethics, according to letters sent to both of them on Wednesday and seen by Reuters.”

AR: ETHICS BILL MOVES. AO. “The Arkansas House of Representatives unanimously passed on Tuesday a pair of ethics bills proposed by legislative leaders in the wake of a federal corruption investigation that has ensnared several former lawmakers.”

MO: USE OF CAR ALLEGED. KCS. “An employee of the Missouri attorney general’s office occasionally drove Josh Hawley to campaign-related events in a state-owned car, an arrangement that raises new questions about Hawley’s use of taxpayer-funded resources in the run up to his successful bid for U.S. Senate.”

NY: ACTIVISTS PUSH. WIVB. “The group says they believe a small donor matching system for candidates in state elections would help make everyday New Yorkers’ voices heard.”

NY: AOC TARGET. NYP. “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting involved in the state’s campaign finance laws, calling for limiting the influence of big donors.”

TX: WHAT REPORTS SHOW. DN. “Despite a city-imposed limit on how much individuals and groups can donate per election cycle to mayoral and council candidates, oversight by Dallas officials is essentially nonexistent.”

TX: TEC PRAISE. DN. “Most every vote of the eight-member board is unanimous and consistently nonpartisan, as the Texas Legislature hoped the commission would be when lawmakers designed it.”


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