1-16-20 political law links

SUPER PAC GIVING. NW. “Twenty-five mega-wealthy political donors contributed nearly half of the almost $3 billion donated to super PACs by individuals over the last decade, a new analysis from the good-governance group Public Citizen has found.”

SUPER PAC SPEND. HILL. “The largest Democratic super PAC is expanding its 2020 budget by $50 million as it seeks to keep Democrats competitive with President Trump.”

MD: MAYORAL MONEY. BS. “Baltimore mayoral candidates collectively have raised more than $2.3 million heading into the final months of the Democratic primary campaign, signaling an expensive and bitter fight ahead for the crowded field.”

MA: CONTRIBUTION QUESTIONED. TG. “Middleboro Selectman Allin Frawley agreed to pay $2,000 after the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance found that he violated campaign finance law by accepting excessive donations and failing to disclose their true source.”

OR: NEW BURDENS. OPB. “Since its inception, Portland’s public campaign financing program has aimed to match candidate’s small dollar donations sixfold.”


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