10.8 political law links

BULLOCK QUESTIONS. WFB. “Presidential candidate Steve Bullock’s (D., Mont.) campaign finance plan would prevent members of Congress from fundraising before completing half their term—a rule his gubernatorial campaign broke, state election records indicate.”

ONE IDEA. USAT. “In a plan Bullock unveiled last week, the president and members of the House and Senate would have to close their campaign fundraising accounts after each election, and they would be prohibited from raising campaign money for half of their terms.”

LOBBYING SPENDING. BI. “Even though Apple has spent less on lobbying than the other tech giants, CEO Tim Cook has forged close ties with President Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal‘s Tripp Mickle reports.”

MD: LAWMAKER RESIGNS. WTOP. “A senior member of the Maryland House of Delegates has abruptly resigned amid rumors and a published report that a federal probe of her campaign finances is underway.”

MI: RECALL EFFORT. ABC. “Work has started on gathering petition signatures toward possibly recalling a Michigan lawmaker facing federal charges of trading votes for campaign money.”

TX: PROBE TRACK. HC. “If recent history is any indication, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has little to fear from a Texas Rangers investigation into allegations he offered a bribe to a conservative activist.”

WA: FACEBOOK HIT. TS. “Election regulators in Washington state filed administrative charges against Facebook on Friday, saying the tech giant has ‘repeatedly violated’ a Washington state campaign finance law that requires transparency in local election ads.”


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