7.18.19 political law links

WARREN HIT. FB. “The Federal Election Commission has sent a notice to Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign committee, Warren for President, Inc., identifying instances of overly vague accounting descriptions and insufficient details in the campaign’s first quarter financial disclosures.”

COHEN PROBE UPDATE. HILL. “Judge William H. Pauley III wrote in an order issued in the Southern District of New York that the ‘government now represents that it has concluded the aspects of its investigation that justified the continued sealing of the portions of the materials relating to Cohen’s campaign finance violations.'”

WHAT’S COMING. CNS. “Announcing that investigation’s end, a judge ordered prosecutors on Wednesday to quickly disclose new information about how Cohen paid two women to silence their stories about supposed affairs with President Donald Trump.”

MI: MANDATORY MINIMUMS. ML. “Candidates and groups found in violation of Michigan’s campaign finance law could be facing heftier fines in the future under legislation introduced in the state House.”

OR: GETTING ATTENTION. OL. “Congress is talking about the influence of campaign money on environmental policy in Oregon, based on The Oregonian/OregonLive’s reporting.”

PA: SUPER PAC PUSH. PHINQ. “One of the country’s best-funded political committees is planning to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to return Pennsylvania to the Democratic column in 2020.”


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