3.6 political law links

AOC PUSH. WE. “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday denied allegations that two political action committees founded by her top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies.”

ZOMBIE CRACKDOWN. TBT. “Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat, and Rep. Gus Bilirakis, a Palm Harbor Republican, are co-sponsoring an amendment to the For The People Act that would close a loophole that allows ex-lawmakers to hoard unspent campaign donations for years after they leave office.”

CO: REFORM TOWN HALL. DC. “Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold plans to hold a town hall on campaign finance reform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Boulder.”

MA: FINAL PUSH. ML. “At issue is $371,000 in personal funds Trahan loaned the campaign in 2018. The Globe’s report states that Trahan’s financial disclosures filed in the summer showed the congresswoman did not have the money to cover such a loan.”

NV: RESIGNATION AND PLEA. RGJ. “State Sen. Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas, resigned Tuesday after saying he intends to plead guilty to federal campaign finance law violations.”

TN: CLEAN CAMPAIGNING. TNN. “Tennessee state Rep. Harold Love Jr. illegally used campaign money to pay for dry cleaning, purchases at a jewelry store, trips to meetings and more than $13,000 in food and beverages, according to a newly released audit.”


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