Today’s political law links 11-12-19

ALLEGATION DENIED. URI. “In advance of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s visit to Providence this Sunday, the Providence Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) raised questions about possible violations of federal campaign finance law by the Buttigieg campaign and Paolino Properties.”

HOST COMPLAINT. KYT. “Matt Jones, host of Kentucky Sports Radio, announced Wednesday night he would not be on air ‘in the near future.'”

MASSEY RUN. FPL. “Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has announced he is running for President. Blankenship served a year in federal prison and made a failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018.”

CA: HAWAII REMODEL. SFC. “A longtime Contra Costa County politician who resigned suddenly last week as county clerk-recorder has agreed to pay a $150,000 fine after California’s campaign ethics watchdog found that he spent political contributions on personal trips and remodeling a vacation home in Hawaii.”

IA: ERRORS AND FINE. WCF. “Two Waterloo City Council members have been fined for failing to file campaign finance reports on time.”

MD: PLAN BENEFIT. BS. “Recent scholarship has suggested that women have a tougher time getting donations for their campaigns than men and that women tend to rely heavily on small donations. However, with the Fair Election Fund, small donations will have power.”


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