3.18.20 political law links

NEW FEC FACT SHEET ON COVID-19 MEASURES. FEC. “The FEC does not have statutory authority to extend filing deadlines, but it may choose not to pursue administrative fines against filers prevented from filing by reasonably unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. See 11 CFR 111.35.”

WHAT MEMO SHOWS. WE. “Federal prosecutors detailed the alleged foreign lobbying schemes carried out by Imaad Zuberi in a lengthy memo on Tuesday, alleging the Southern California campaign fundraiser who donated to Democrats and Republicans concealed work for shadowy interests around the world.”

CAMPAIGNS ADAPTING. HILL. “Senate and House candidates across the country are transforming their campaigns into digital spaces as the threat of coronavirus throws the art of retail politics into uncharted territory.”

SENTENCE IN CASE. LAT. “Former U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced to 11months in federal prison Monday for conspiring to illegally use more than $150,000 of his campaign money for personal benefit.”

USE OF LIST. HILL. “Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) will use the email list for his Senate campaign to raise funds to help those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, according to an email sent to his supporters on Monday.”

RENEWED SCRUTINY. WP. “Rep. Ilhan Omar’s marriage to a political consultant has drawn renewed focus on her campaign’s payments to her now-husband and his firm, which are at the center of a pending complaint with the Federal Election Commission.”


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