POST URGES MORE BUNDLER DISCLOSURE. Here. “Both President George W. Bush, during his two campaigns, and Arizona Sen. John McCain, during his 2008 presidential race, released lists of their key fundraisers and, at least within general parameters, some indication of their hauls. But Mr. Romney’s campaign has repeatedly dismissed suggestions that he follow suit. The campaign has said that it has complied with campaign finance laws, which do not mandate such information except in the case of registered federal lobbyists.”
PRO-ROMNEY SUPER PAC. Story here. “No candidate in the 2012 race adapted more swiftly and effectively to the rise of the super PACs in the wake of US Supreme Court and other rulings that effectively removed any barriers to individual and corporate donations to such so-called independent groups.”
(C)(4) STATUS DENIED. TaxProf Blog.
HOUSE MOVE ON FCC RULE. The Hill. “When a House Appropriations subcommittee voted this week to block funding for a new Federal Communications Commission program that would require broadcasters to post campaign ad data online, watchdogs quickly blamed the National Association of Broadcasters.”
SUPER PAC FRIENDS. The Post. “Amid the hundreds of super PACs created to help favored candidates and causes, [Marc] Nathanson’s group is part of an even more specific class — highly customized, highly personalized political action committees, often created overnight when a relative or friend writes a check.”
APOC AND CU. Story here. “An opinion from the board that administers campaign finance laws in Alaska opens the door for a new independent group to raise and spend unlimited cash in this year’s elections, a decision that could have farther-reaching implications.” The opinion is here.
SHADOWS OF K ST. Roll Call. “Washington’s big business of lobbying has long been shrouded in an aura of mystery and intrigue. That’s largely because so much of it takes place in the shadows.”
CA SPENDING ON CFR BALLOT MEASURE. Story here. “Labor unions and business interests have been quietly raising millions of dollars and testing campaign messages in California for months, girding for a brawl over a November ballot measure that could fundamentally shift political power in Sacramento.”
KWAME BROWN ON CHARGES. The Post. “Moments after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining a home equity line of credit and a loan to purchase a power boat, Kwame R. Brown walked to the front steps of the U.S. District Court building to apologize Friday for his crime.”
NY’S BIGGEST LOBBYING FORCE. WSJ. “The sum of what the public knows about the biggest lobbying force in New York politics is a few pages of overall spending figures, generalities about purpose, and blocked-out names on a few state and federal documents.”
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