6.2 political law links

NUMBERS RACE. CNN. “Former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee came close to matching the fundraising performance of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in April, but the presumptive Democratic nominee remains in a deep financial hole as the general election shifts into full gear, new figures show.”

NEW REGISTRANT. POL. “Former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has registered as a lobbyist for the first time.”

ID: QUESTIONS ON REPORT. IP. “The Ada County Republican Central Committee may have made an illegal payment to its chairman without a permanent treasurer to sign off on the party’s campaign finance records.”

MO: GIFT UPDATE. STL. “Although Missouri lawmakers are banned from accepting all but the smallest gifts from lobbyists, local officials continue to rake in freebies from companies doing business with cities and counties.”

NJ: FAMILY TIES. NJG. “Amy Kennedy wants a shadowy super PAC financed only by her husband to stay out of her campaign for the Democratic congressional nomination in New Jersey’s 2nd district.”

SD: REPORTING ERROR. DP. “A large donation found in a Mitchell lawmaker’s campaign finance report would have been in violation of state law, but is merely a documentation error his campaign says.”


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