7.16 political law links

LOW DOLLAR SURGE. PF. “‘Under federal campaign finance laws, contributions from a single individual to a single candidate do not have to be reported until they exceed $200, so, unless Sanders chooses to voluntarily disclose the information for small contributions in his FEC filings, there is no way to verify the information,’ said David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester in New York. “

“DARK MONEY” ORIGIN. CRC. ” When Sunlight coined the term ‘dark money’ in October 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision nine months old.”

CASE CONTINUES. CNN. “A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss the campaign finance violation case against California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter.”

ACCESS FOR FUNDS. BF. “Elizabeth Warren relied on a multimillion-dollar Democratic donor to cover the cost of an expensive voter database — a move that risks putting her campaign at odds with the spirit, if not the letter, of the pledge she made to abstain from ‘big money’ fundraising.”

TEAMING UP FOR BAN. NPR. “‘Here’s something I don’t say often: on this point, I AGREE’ with Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz stated. He went on to say that he has long called for a lifetime ban on former members of Congress becoming lobbyists.”

FL: DISPUTE CONTINUES. WFSU. “Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Attorney John Morgan are once again sparring. Morgan continues to slam Gillum over the former Democratic gubernatorial nominee’s use of money left over from Gillum’s failed 2018 bid.”

NY: REFUNDS NOTED. NYDN. “Actresses Susan Sarandon and Rosario Dawson were refunded thousands in donations to Nomiki Konst’s failed campaign for public advocate after they gave over contribution limits.”


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