4.1.20 political law links

WALL STREET GIVING. FOR. “With stocks falling, businesses shrinking and unemployment soaring, donors of all sizes are feeling the effects. Billionaires counted on to fuel super PAC spending have seen their net worth plummet by anywhere from 10% to as much as 75%.”

VIRUS IMPACT. NYT. “One person close to the Biden campaign said preliminary discussions were underway for how to plan for a situation in which in-person fund-raisers do not happen all the way through the general election in November, though that is not seen as the likeliest outcome.”

FEC: PENDING ADVISORY OPINION REQUESTS. FEC. “Advisory opinion requests (AORs) pending before the Commission as of the end of the month are listed.”

BLOOMBERG HIT. DC. “Bloomberg’s $18 million donation to the Democratic National Committee is an attempt to circumvent contribution limits and violate campaign finance laws, Great America PAC said in the March 26 complaint.”

TWO GROUPS FILE. WSJ. “Two Republican-led groups have filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission against billionaire Michael Bloomberg, alleging the recent transfer of $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee violates campaign finance laws.”

FEC: ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC COMPLAINTS FOR FIRST TIME. FEC. It looks like the agency, for the first time, is accepting electronically filed complaints.


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