1.27.20 political law links

HEALTH INSURANCE ASK. HILL. “Nabilah Islam, a progressive Democrat running for a House seat in Georgia, is asking the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to let her use campaign funds to purchase health insurance.”

NEW SUPER PAC. TO. “A new super PAC that says it will spend $75 million to support Democrats in 2020 is funded in large part by billionaires who run hedge funds, including some with a history of supporting Republicans, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.”

LAST WEEK AT THE FEC. The agency’s weekly digest is here.

RUNNING DIGITAL. HILL. “American Bridge, a liberal super PAC, is launching a series of digital ads criticizing President Trump’s recent comments indicating he would be open to cutting entitlement programs in the future.”

STACY ON AIR. GAZ. “In fact, “Stacy” is a mom, wife and teacher who apparently lives in 11 different congressional districts across the country. At least that’s what it seems if you watch TV ads being run by American Action Network targeting Democratic members of Congress, including Iowa 1st District Rep. Abby Finkenauer.”

MI: LOBBYISTS TARGETED. XYZ. “The Coalition to Close Lansing Loopholes, from Progress Michigan, launched a ballot initiative on Thursday that would tighten rules for lawmakers and lobbyists in Lansing.”

NM: ETHICS IDEA. ABQ. “Why is it, then, that the state legislature’s 2020-21 budget recommendation for the state ethics commission would seriously under-fund that fledgling body? The legislative proposed budget is approximately $150,000 below the commission’s requested $1.14 million, and contains no supplemental funding.”


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