9.25 political law links

OVERSIGHT POSTPONED. The Committee on House Administration postponed its oversight hearing on the FEC.

CHAIR EXPANSION. WE. “Recent criticism of President Trump and the Electoral College by the Democratic chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission has come under fire from a key oversight Republican and a long-serving FEC member.”

The letter from Rep. Davis and the responses from the commissioners are here.

FUNDRAISING RAMP. WP. “As the House on Tuesday launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, his reelection campaign immediately tried to turn the moment into an opportunity, bombarding his supporters with fundraising appeals.”

MESS BLAME. NYP. “The same election lawyer whose 2014 advice earned Mayor Bill de Blasio a rebuke from the Manhattan district attorney worked for the mayor’s presidential bid that’s now facing scrutiny by federal regulators.”

OR: BEEFING UP. OL. “The Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday it will seek to beef up enforcement of Oregon’s campaign finance laws after a report by The Oregonian/OregonLive last week that showed minimal investigation into alleged violations.”

PA: SUPER PAC TARGET. PPA. “American Bridge, a liberal Super PAC that describes itself as ‘the largest research, video tracking, and rapid response organization in Democratic politics’ has launched a $50 million effort in four specific states that includes Pennsylvania.”


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