2.18 political law links

IS IT LEGAL? CNN. “Bloomberg could not GIVE Amy Klobuchar’s campaign $1 million if she were the Democratic nominee nor plot with her campaign about how to spend $1 million, because that would exceed the $2,800 general-election contribution limit.”

SHARPTON OWES. FBN. “Rev. Al Sharpton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign had nearly $1 million in debt at the end of 2019 ⁠— more than 15 years after his 2004 presidential bid.”

PAC BOOST. MP. “A week out from the Nevada Caucus, a group called Kitchen Table Conversations filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, with the stated goal of assisting Klobuchar in maintaining momentum after a third place finish in New Hampshire.”

GA: NO SUBPOENA. AJC. “A judge ruled in favor of Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for governor Friday, denying a request from the Georgia ethics commission for more documents in an attempt to find campaign finance violations.”

MO: EX-GOV. FINED. HM. “State ethics regulators have fined the campaign of former Gov. Eric Greitens $178,000 over campaign finance violations dating to his upstart, outsider bid to become Missouri’s chief executive.”

ND: BILL CIRCULATING. NDF. “State Legislators received a bill draft that would eradicate dark money, and some say it would bring transparency to campaign finance laws.”


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