5.29 political law links

SPENDING RULES. OS. “Political groups that don’t fully disclose their sources of funding have already spent more than $100 million to influence 2020 races, a figure that is sure to rise as ‘dark money’ backed super PACs unload their unprecedented cash reserves.”

MOTION TO DISMISS GRANTED. FEC. “On May 26, 2020, the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Commission’s motion to dismiss the Campaign Legal Center’s suit challenging the agency’s alleged failure to act on its administrative complaint.”

COMMISSIONER TWEETS. HILL. “Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Ellen Weintraub on Wednesday strongly hit back at claims from President Trump that mail-in voting leads to high levels of fraud, asserting that there is ‘no basis’ for such allegations and that the falsehoods ‘may well undermine the American people’s faith in our democracy.'”

MONEY DODGE. POL. “The Treasury Department and IRS on Tuesday finalized regulations that will excuse some politically active tax-exempt groups from having to disclose their high-dollar donors to the IRS.”

SUPER PAC UP. FN. “The largest super PAC supporting President Trump’s reelection  tells Fox News it will spend $7.5 million to run TV commercials in three crucial general election battleground states that take aim at former Vice President Joe Biden over his record on the economy.”

K STREET FLEX. HILL. “K Street is under intense pressure from clients to secure COVID-19 government assistance in an environment where lobbyists are struggling to make new contacts as they work from home.”

NV: ALLEGATIONS REVIEWED. N3. “The Nevada secretary of state’s office is reviewing allegations made by a former executive of the cannabis company MedMen Enterprises Inc. that the company’s co-founders made illegal campaign donations to Democratic Gov. Steve Sioslak.”


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