8.14 political law links

FLIPPED DISCOURSE. REASON. “The ability to punish people for supporting or opposing particular political campaigns is one reason a lot of libertarians oppose making political donations public.”

MAJOR SHIFT. FN. “Sixty-one percent of money raised directly by the Trump campaign this election cycle came from small donors (donations under $200), according to Federal Election Commission figures.”

SALARY QUESTION. AP. “Dana Balter, who is vying for the Democratic nomination in the 24th Congressional District, violated Federal Election Commission regulations by accepting a salary from her campaign during the last fundraising quarter.”

MOSTLY FALSE. PF. “Loads of people on the internet are convinced that a portion of every Bang energy drink sale goes directly to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign or other Trump 2020 efforts.”

DE: DELAWARE DONATES. DO. “Of the more than $725,000 donated by Delawareans to Democratic presidential hopefuls in the first half of the year, 60% went to former Vice President Joe Biden.”

FL: TOTALS RELEASED. GAI. “State political candidates faced a Monday night deadline to file reports showing how much campaign money they raised in July.”

LA: SUPER PAC UP. TA. “Gumbo PAC, a Baton Rouge-based Super PAC run by Democratic operative Trey Ourso, launched the negative spots Monday against Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone, the two major GOP challengers to Edwards, a Democrat.”


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