5-15 Political Law Links

COMPLIANCE NOTES. LEX. “Here, we are expanding upon our eAlerts (where we provide substantive analysis on key issues), to deliver a periodic digest of the headlines, statutory and regulatory changes, and court cases involving campaign finance, lobbying compliance, election law, and government ethics issues at the federal, state, and local level.”

SCAM FIGHT. ATL. “A new bill sponsored by an unlikely pair of legislators would crack down on some of the most abusive political-fundraising operations.”

PAC ATTACK. POL. “A group of Democratic operatives are launching a super PAC to defeat Sen. Lindsey Graham as liberals try to expand the Senate map to include South Carolina, officials involved with the efforttold POLITICO.”

NAME CHANGE. HILL. “Former aides to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) changed the name of a recently formed super PAC originally named for the former presidential candidate’s campaign slogan, ‘A future to believe in,’ after Sanders complained about it.”

ID: CANDIDATES COMPLAIN. PR. “Five local legislative candidates have filed a complaint with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office alleging a group that is supporting their opponents has broken campaign finance rules.”

MD: INVESTIGATION SOUGHT. FN. “Maryland law currently allows potential candidates to establish exploratory committees for the purpose of raising and spending funds on surveys, polls and mailings to determine if they’re a viable candidate.”


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