Wednesday’s political law links are ready here

GIFFORDS ADVISORY OPINION REQUEST. The Hill.  “The Federal Election Commission, in a draft opinion released Tuesday, said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should be allowed to use campaign funds for home security.”

TARGETED WEB ADS.  Politico.  “This marks the arrival into presidential politics of a medium that offers the virtues of targeted mailings and robocalls with the traditional power of a television ad — along with added interactive benefits available on some in-stream video to click through to a candidate’s website, or share the ad with other users. Already a central force in rallying supporters for fundraising and organizing, the Web ads have begun to serve as a medium for winning new voters.”

HUNTSMAN SUPER PAC.  Politico.  “Media consultant Fred Davis’s move from the Huntsman campaign to a newly-created pro-Huntsman Super PAC offers fresh evidence that Huntsman has little in the way of money and is either unwilling or unable to put more of his own cash into the campaign.”

THE LATEST SUPER PAC.  The LA Times.  “As one GOP operative told The Times in July, ‘everybody will have [a super PAC] — there will be a sidecar for every motorcycle.'”

WHO’S ON THE BUS?  The Times.  “A group of five fresh-faced reporters from National Journal and CBS News clicked away on their MacBooks one recent afternoon, dutifully taking notes as seasoned journalists from the campaign trail shared their rules of the road.”

CLIENTS FOR ADVISER IN STORY.  Here.  “Mercury’s website says that ‘lobbying’ is among the five ‘actions’ offered by [former Sen. Jim] Talent in areas ranging from finance and tax policy to defense and health-care. But he has not registered as a lobbyist and thus avoids legal disclosure requirements about who he works for.”

ONLINE GAMBLING IN DC.  The Post.  “The manner in which the District has proceeded gives rise to doubts about what games are really being played.”

PLEA IN FL.  Story here.  “A Sunny Isles Beach commissioner pleaded no contest Tuesday to three campaign finance-related charges.”

THE CASE OF THE $10 CAMPAIGN SIGNS.  Problem solved.


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