7.30.20 political law links

ETHICS UPDATE. TI. “”What was ultimately revealed, after a series of corrections made by Trahan and $400,000 in legal advice, was that her husband had shifted assets out of companies he owned into a joint checking account which was then quickly deposited into Trahan’s congressional campaign.”

WATCHDOG COMPLAINT. NW. “On Tuesday, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Trump’s campaign paid more than $170 million to companies affiliated with Brad Parscale and other officials without disclosing the ultimate recipients of the money.”

CO: LAWSUITS DISMISSED. CP. “A Court of Appeals panel last week dismissed two campaign finance complaints, citing a lack of jurisdiction under the secretary of state’s recently-revised protocols.”

HI: SUPER PAC SPENDS. CB. “The national campaign finance tracking site Open Secrets reports that the super PAC has offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and has spent $4.2 million in support of candidates this election cycle.”

MD: BRIBERY CASE UPDATE. WP. “Former Maryland state delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to taking nearly $34,000 in bribes, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison after emotional testimony about her career in public service from the Baltimore native and her family.”

MO: COMPLAINT FILED. STL. “A supporter of Mary Pat Carl, the Democratic challenger in the race to become the city’s next top prosecutor, has filed an ethics complaint against Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner.”

OH: REFORM SOUGHT. MJ. “State Rep. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, introduced legislation with State Rep, Jessica Miranda, D-Forest Park, to update and reform Ohio’s campaign finance law.”

TX: CASH LEAD. TT. “Democratic U.S. House candidates in Texas have millions more aggregate cash on hand than their Republican counterparts. It marks an extraordinary six-year shift within the Texas delegation.”

VT: DATABASE LAUNCHED. VD. “Our campaign finance portal also shows readers the top contributors to each campaign, how candidates rank over time and how they compare to each other, along with the raw data that powers the state’s database.”


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