8.19 political law links

NRA DISMISSAL. DC. “The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission said Friday she supported investigating possible Russian funding for the National Rifle Association based solely on an anonymously-sourced McClatchy article.”


FUNDRAISING WOES. POL. “Joe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race, surprising doubters who thought the former vice president couldn’t run a modern campaign. But since then Biden’s online fundraising has tumbled — looking more like flash-in-the-pan opponent Beto O’Rourke than top-tier rivals like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.”

CA: WHAT COMMISSION FOUND. KTVU. “Staff with the Oakland Public Ethics Commission has found that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s campaign accepted donations over the legal limit from the owner of several large properties in the city, and has recommended she return the contributions and pay a fine.”

TN: USE OF FUNDS GUIDANCE. TNN. “Coley, R-Bartlett, subsequently asked Doug Himes, a legislative attorney, whether he would be allowed to use ‘excess campaign funds’ to help ‘defray the cost’ of the trip.”

TX: TAKEAWAYS. TT. “Thanks to a moratorium on fundraising while the Texas Legislature is in session, most state officeholders only had two weeks in June to raise campaign funds in the first half of this year. That didn’t stop them from reporting millions of dollars raised in their semiannual financial reports.”


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