12.2 MON Political Law Links

SHUTTING DOWN. POL. “A super PAC created to back Sen. Cory Booker’s bid for president will shut down, its operator said Wednesday, after Booker denounced super PACs and donors showed little interest.”

FEAR OF POLITICAL ADS. WSJ. “The road to bad regulation starts when the press panics about a problem, real or imagined. Then elites stampede toward a solution without considering how well it would address the problem or the unintended consequences.”

AD WAR. DC. “A liberal ‘dark money’ group that received millions of dollars from George Soros’s advocacy network, records show, is behind a seven-figure ad blitz urging vulnerable Republicans in swing districts to support the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.”

AK: LIMITS ON HOLD. MRA. “The U.S. Supreme Court today threw a big question mark on Alaska’s $500 limit on annual campaign contributions.” The Supreme Court’s ruling is here.

AR: RAISE SOUGHT. AO. “For next year’s elections, the amount that an individual can donate to a campaign would increase from $2,700 to $2,800 per election under an amendment to rules approved recently by the Arkansas Ethics Commission.”

MA: BAKER OVERHAIL. BUR. “Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill aimed at overhauling the state’s campaign finance rules.”


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