7.17.19 political law links

GREEN WAVE. POL. “ActBlue, the online fundraising platform used by most Democratic candidates and outside groups, announced that 3.3 million donors contributed $420 million through the platform in the first six months of the year. ActBlue’s first filing of the year with the Federal Election Commission, which covers the same time period, is due at the end of the month.”

AL: NO VIOLATION. USAT. “Clinton Baller, a city resident representing Balance 4 Birmingham, alleged earlier this month that the city violated the Michigan Campaign Finance Act (MCFA) with a mailer regarding myths and facts about the North Old Woodward project.”

CA: VOTERS TO DECIDE. SFE. “Voters will have a chance in November to increase the restrictions on political contributions in the latest campaign finance proposal aimed at pay-to-play politics in San Francisco.”

MN: CANDIDATES FARED. TCPP. “Candidates faced a midnight deadline Monday to file their second-quarter campaign finance reports with the Federal Elections Commission.”

NM: RULE AMENDMENT. KRWG. “Today, New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released a draft amendment to the state’s Campaign Finance Rule and announced a public hearing in the state’s capital to gather community input about the draft amendment.”

TX: ALLEGATIONS MADE. SM. “A campaign finance report filed Monday showed that Austin City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison appears to have violated city campaign finance rules by continuing to raise money after her election last year.”


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