9.4 political law links

JOINT FUNDRAISING DEVELOPMENTS. CRP. “Joint fundraising committees are growing increasingly common as candidates and parties seek out big checks from wealthy donors.”

LIBERAL TARGET. WE. “Years after Republicans on the Federal Election Commission claimed Democrats were targeting conservative speech on outlets like the Drudge Report, the liberal head of the FEC is teaming with an anti-Trump free speech advocacy group to host a symposium targeting online ‘disinformation.'”

LOBBYIST REFUNDS. HILL. “Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Tuesday said it would return the money recently given by lobbyists, the same day a report highlighted the thousands of dollars in cash donated to the campaign by members of the influence industry.”

BOOM REAPERS. HILL. “Two years after the fall of the Podesta Group, lobbyists for the former powerhouse are reaping the K Street boom.”

CA: PERSONAL USE ALLEGED. CBS. “The Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating charges against Republican Bill Brough. Jasmine Viel reports.” (Video.)

MO: FINE FOR CAMPAIGN. MT. “The Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) found Sen. Jamilah Nasheed failed to report a few campaign donations, totalling $2,500, in a “timely manner” and levied a fine on the Democratic senator.”

NJ: LEFRAK ATTACK. HC. “A super PAC linked to the LeFrak Organization, one of two entities who sued the City of Jersey City over this year’s newly implemented 1 percent business payroll tax, expects to spend $250,000 on the Jersey City Board of Education race, according to campaign finance records.”


Political Law Links 9-3-19

LAST WEEK AT THE FEC. Weekly Digest.

RAISING QUESTIONS. ABC. “Months after announcing his bid for the presidency as a Democrat, entrepreneur and author Andrew Yang was paid for a number of speaking engagements, bringing in $94,000 between April 2018 and February 2019, his financial disclosure report shows.”

OMAR PROTECTED. FN. “Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who is accused of improperly using political campaign funds to reimburse her alleged lover for travel expenses, doesn’t need to worry for now about a complaint filed against her with the Federal Election Commission. Vacancies on the FEC make it impossible for the commission to take any action.”

SUPER PAC POLLING. WE. “A key and well-funded pro-Trump super PAC and its sister nonprofit organization are ramping up for the 2020 election, hiring three national pollsters to help their efforts in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan.”

CO: NEW PAC. CP. “The conservative advocacy organization Colorado Rising Action has a new political cousin with money: Colorado Rising PAC.”

WA: COMPLAINT FILED. KREM. “The Washington Public Disclosure Committee is reviewing a complaint against Nadine Woodward’s mayoral campaign, which was filed in July and alleged she failed to identify donors sponsoring online ads.”


8.28 political law links

FUNNEL ALLEGATION. DW. “Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was accused of having an affair with a married man, whom she allegedly funneled large sums of money to through her campaign, in divorce documents filed this week.”

FB RETAINS. ODPR. “Facebook has hired a Washington-based lobbying firm in light of increased Congressional and regulatory pushback the social media network has received due to its forthcoming cryptocurrency offering, Libra.”

CA: BEHIND THE MONEY. SF. “There is, indeed, an independent-expenditure committee for Boudin. I suspect there will soon be one for Loftus, too, since she has the support of the mayor and with that often comes big money.”

FL: COMPLAINTS RESOLVED. LW. “After correcting four years of compensation reports for one of the entities she represents, Florida’s top gun lobbyist Marion Hammer has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Florida Senate.”

KY: VIOLATIONS CHARGED. KY. “Timothy Wayne Wellman was charged for allegedly giving campaign contributions to straw contributors from March 2016 to May 2018 and then reimbursing those contributors after the contributions were made, according to a news release from Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine’s office.”

HAVE A GOOD DAY. I’ll send the next set of political law links around next week. Have a great Labor Day weekend!