11.19.19 political law links

AD QUESTIONS. WT. “Photographs and video from Sen. Gary Peters‘ campaign website have surfaced on a ‘dark money’ group’s new pro-Peters ad, raising questions about illegal coordination between the groups.”

DEFAMATION LAWSUIT. CN. “Roy Moore, the Republican candidate who lost the 2017 U.S. Senate special election in Alabama, filed a defamation lawsuit in federal court Friday against the creators of a series of political attack ads that targeted Moore during his run.”

CA: NEWSOM HAUL. SB. “Gov. Gavin Newsom likely won’t be on the ballot again until 2022, but since August, his reelection campaign has seen a significant boost.”

CA: LIMITS CONSIDERED. MI. “In response to a political action committee’s spending to support some Novato City Council candidates in the November election, the council voted this week to consider changes to its campaign contribution rules.”

CO: JET TRAVEL REPORT. CPR. “Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission has released its investigation into whether former Gov. John Hickenlooper improperly accepted free lodging and travel on private jets, a violation of state laws against corporate gifts.”

NY: FINANCING CONCERN. VRO. “Reform groups say they are dismayed with the direction of a commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to implement a public campaign finance system for state elected offices. The commission has just two more meetings before it issues its final report.”


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