3.4.19 political law links

UNITY TEST. WE. “The frayed unity of House Democrats will be tested next week when lawmakers vote on the party’s signature campaign finance reform and voting rights legislation.”

LIBERAL LOBBY. HILL. “A coalition of 71 mostly liberal organizations is mobilizing to persuade House members to approve a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s campaign finance, ethics, lobbying and election laws.”

CANDIDATE SALARY. DC. “Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib reportedly paid herself $17,500 from her election campaign funds — after she won her midterm election in November 2018.”

MONEY TO CHARITY. CLE. “Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman, who has publicly crusaded against online sex trafficking, gave Ohio charities the money his campaign got in 2016 from a billionaire investor who is accused soliciting prostitution in a Florida human trafficking investigation, a spokeswoman said.”

CO: REFORM SOUGHT. GS. “Corporations and special interests should follow the same type of disclosure rules that candidates already do.”

VA: CANDIDATE TRAINING. CBS. “The Virginia Department of Elections wants to make sure candidates for public office understand the rules of campaign finance.”


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