9.18 political law links

ELECTION LAW NEWS YOU CAN USE. Wiley Rein (PDF). This month’s newsletter has important articles addressing political robocalls, the Honest Ads Act, and the launch of an interesting new app related to gift rules.

LOBBYIST GIVING. CNBC. “This plan represents the latest phase of an apparent shift from Warren, who accepted at least $95,000 from federally registered lobbyists during her campaigns for the U.S. Senate, according to records reviewed by CNBC.”

SUPER PAC LAUNCH. WMUR. “As prospective U.S. Senate candidate Corey Lewandowski testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, a super PAC aimed at convincing him to run for the New Hampshire seat was formally organized and filed with the Federal Election Commission.”

FUNDS ALLEGATIONS. WXU. “The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) wants to know why an audit of U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot’s campaign finance reports indicate that $123,000 has gone missing. Chabot, through a campaign lawyer, says he doesn’t know and is very upset over the matter.”

FL: FUNDRAISING UPDATE. OS. “Proud of his nonstop approach to leading Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis also hasn’t taken much of a break from fundraising — quietly salting away almost $2.6 million in contributions since being sworn into office in January.”

MO: LAWSUIT ON GROUPS. KC. “A liberal watchdog organization filed a lawsuit Monday asking a court to force the Federal Elections Commission to take action on a complaint against four groups that funneled $6 million of anonymous campaign money into Eric Greitens’ 2016 campaign for governor.”

NJ: MAILER ATTENTION. INJ. “The Republicans demanded Democrat incumbents Bob Andrzejczak, Bruce Land, Matt Milam, and Cape May County Democrat Chairman Brendan Sciarra to immediately disavow the mailing, and call on the Norcross-linked General Majority PAC to cease and desist from spending in support of their candidacies.”


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