7.2 political law links

FEC UPDATE. GOVEXEC. “With four months until the November 2020 elections, the federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation’s campaign finance laws will once again lose the ability to do most of its job.”

PAC LAUNCH. HILL. “Hundreds of former members of the George W. Bush administration have formed a super PAC to support former Vice President Joe Biden, saying they are alarmed by President Trump’s conduct in office.”

NEW HIGH. NYT. “President Trump’s campaign said Wednesday that it had $295 million in the bank, a formidable financial advantage.”

IL: MONEY RESPONSE. DRN. “Illinois Rising Action, a dark money super PAC, is running a TV ad against Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The group is reportedly putting $1 million behind the spot on both cable and broadcast over two weeks.”

MT: BALLOT ALLEGATIONS. GFT. “The Montana Republican Party and two minor party qualification committees violated state campaign finance laws in a successful effort to qualify the Green Party of Montana for the primary ballot without the Green Party’s knowledge, the commissioner of political practices said Friday.”

NC: LOBBYIST POSITIVE. WRAL. “State lawmakers had more questions than answers Wednesday after learning that an unidentified lobbyist tested positive for coronavirus after meeting with lawmakers.”

VT: COMPANY ADS IN THE NEWS. VTD. “Milne has recently appeared in television ads for his travel agency. The Democrats allege Milne is spending corporate funds ‘in service of boosting his name recognition for political gains.'”


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