7.24.20 political law links

CHARGES IN SCHEME. POL. “Prosecutors said a 501c4 nonprofit organization called Generation Now that was controlled by Householder received $60 million from an unnamed company, which Ohio media identified as FirstEnergy Solutions, a power generator owned at the time by utility FirstEnergy Corp.”

SUPER PAC LAUNCH. HILL. “A Democratic super PAC is expanding its ad buy backing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Texas on the heels of a poll released Thursday showing Biden neck and neck with President Trump in the Lone Star State.”

$25 MILLION GIVEN. FORBES. “GOP megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson poured $25 million into a super-PAC supporting Senate Republicans, according to Federal Election Commission records filed Monday.”

GROUP TARGETS. WRAL. “A new dark money group started by a former Democratic state senator will target half a dozen Senate races this year in a bid to flip party control in the chamber.”

GA: ALLEGED COUNTING. AG. “The District Attorney who has garnered national headlines over concerns of conflicts of interest, inequitable application of the law, and questionable ethics has a full campaign coffer but empty accounting practices.”

MA: APOLOGY ISSUED. WL. “Boxford resident Christina Eckert, who is running as a Democrat for state representative in the 2nd Essex District, canceled an event because the method used to promote it violated state campaign finance laws.”

MT: AUDITING THE AUDITORS. HA. “A primary election contest that spilled over into the campaign finance arena has led to potential fines for the Republican state auditor candidate who won and another GOP candidate.”


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