3.27 political law links

DEADLINE LOOMS. POL. “Democratic presidential candidates are on a white-knuckle ride to March 31, the quarterly reporting deadline that will signal who’s rolling in cash and who’s scraping just to establish viability.”

“I APPROVED THIS MESSAGE BUT YOU PAID FOR IT.” PF. “A sarcastic new ad video Walker put out this month pokes fun at political campaign ads — and House Democrats’ plan to help finance them.”

PAC USE QUESTIONS. FB. “Embattled Democratic lawyer Michael Avenatti, who on Monday was arrested for an extortion plot involving Nike and was separately alleged to embezzle client money while falsifying tax returns, appears to have used a political action committee that he established to help liberal candidates as a personal slush fund, Federal Election Commission filings show.”

CA: MEMBER FINED. FB. “Fresno Unified trustee Valerie Davis has been fined $968 by the state Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to report large contributions to her 2018 campaign in the mandated timeframe.”

PA: NO COMMENT. TL. “Westmoreland County Commissioner Gina Cerilli on Monday refused to comment on $1,900 in donations her campaign received from a deceased family friend implicated in a human trafficking and prostitution ring at area massage parlors.”


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