2.19 political law links

PAYOFF CHARGE. WE. “President Trump accused former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg of trying to buy the presidency and claimed the billionaire was guilty of illegal campaign spending.”

COMPLAINT FILED. WP. “A campaign finance watchdog group has filed a complaint alleging that the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg improperly coordinated with VoteVets, a super PAC supporting the campaign of the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.”

FUNDS REMAIN. FOR. “But no matter the scale of their fundraising, each candidate is bound by the rules of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) when it comes to spending their leftover campaign funds.”

NEW SUPER PAC. AXI. “A group of women progressives who back Sen. Elizabeth Warren has formed Persist PAC, a super PAC airing pro-Warren ads starting Wednesday in an effort to boost her performance ahead of Saturday’s crucial Nevada caucuses, a spokesman told Axios.”

CA: RISING SPENDING. EH. “With the Board of Supervisors race focused on the cannabis industry, past decisions that may have been influenced by it and other special interest groups, I’m wondering if voters are also just as concerned by campaign contributions to those in the Assembly District?”

MA: CAMPAIGN FINANCE DEBATE. ML. “kennedy argued that in 2010, the conservative Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission opened the floodgates for “dark money, unaccountable money, unaccountable donors and corporate interest to come in … to tilt our policies away from the voices that matter in this country: yours.'”


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