9.12 political law links

FEC OPEN. FEC. “While the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), requires an affirmative vote by four Commissioners to make decisions in many areas, including regulations, advisory opinions, audit matters and enforcement, the Commission remains open for business.”

RULES ISSUE. KC. “Kansas Republican congressional candidate Amanda Atkins may have skirted federal election law by representing herself as a candidate before filing the appropriate paperwork, campaign finance watchdogs say.”

COURT ADVOCACY. PF. “It can be difficult to trace the path of anonymous political spending with precision, and we wanted to know the factual basis for Whitehouse’s claim. The evidence we found about the money’s origins, and where it went, backed it up.”

POP-UP GROUP. CRP. “A secretive new ‘dark money’ group is hitting the airwaves — and the road — to help Democrats win Arizona’s hotly contested Senate seat in 2020.”

FEC UPDATE. CPI. “No more than three FEC commissioners may come from one party. Tradition — often, but not always, honored — provides that a president nominate FEC commissioners two at a time, one Democrat, one Republican.”

CA: ENFORCEMENT TEMPLATE. VOC. “The Fair Political Practices Commission just unveiled a template contract for cities, counties and districts to have the Commission provide enforcement of their local ethics and campaign finance laws.”

TN: NEW SITE URGED. TN. “State officials on Wednesday initiated talks to revamp Tennessee’s campaign finance reporting website and hire additional auditors to help scrutinize lawmakers’ activities.”

TX: GIFT COMPLAINT. TM. “A Dallas activist has filed an ethics complaint against Dallas City Council member Casey Thomas over Thomas’ failure to disclose tickets to several events he was given by VisitDallas, as first reported in July by The Texas Monitor.”


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