8.22 political law links

WHAT AUDIT FOUND. JS. “Newly revealed draft audit findings for the years 2015-2016 show that the South Dakota Democratic Party understated disbursements by $2.5 million, received $67,182 worth of contributions from unregistered organizations and failed to disclose $46,097 worth of debts and obligations.”

TOP TIP. FEC. “House candidates, individuals traveling on behalf of House candidates, their authorized committees, or the leadership PACs of House candidates are generally prohibited from making campaign-related trips aboard non-commercial aircraft. This prohibition cannot be avoided by paying the service provider, even if the payments come from the personal funds of a House candidate.”

TODAY AT THE FEC. The agenda for today’s Federal Election Commission meeting is here.

CA: ACCUSATION. CNS. “A San Diego voter has sued Assemblyman Todd Gloria, accusing him of illegally using donations from his Assembly re-election campaign to pay for his run for the mayor’s office.”

GA: USE OF FUNDS. AJC. “State ethics commission staffers say former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, a one-time frontrunner for governor, illegally spent campaign donations on luxury car leases, child care bills, an athletic club membership and a down payment on a $965,000 house.”

NY: PERSONAL USE. DG. “U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, FBI special agent in charge in Albany, said Morse used campaign contributions for his personal benefit.”

RI: FACING INVESTIGATION. FB. “Democratic Governors Association chairwoman Gina Raimondo is being investigated after her administration awarded a no-bid $1 billion contract to a gambling company connected to the DGA’s treasurer.”


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