Good morning, here are Monday’s political law links, 8-5


SUPER PAC SHELF LIFE EXAMINED. Levinthal. “Like massive pop-up stores that disappear once Halloween is over, several presidential contender-specific super PACs that played crucial roles through Election Day 2012 have all but vanished from national politics.”

BUNDLER PICKED. Story here. “President Obama on Thursday evening nominated Washington banker and Obama 2012 mega-bundler Dwight L. Bush Sr. to be ambassador to Morocco.”

AL: CAP ENDED. Story here. “Corporations can give unlimited amounts to political candidates beginning today under changes to Alabama‚Äôs campaign finance law.”

CA: TRIP QUESTIONS. Story here. “Six California lawmakers used political funds to take part in a March trip to Cuba with a top Capitol lobbyist, raising eyebrows among state government watchers.”

NYC: DENY LIU FUNDS? Story here. “The New York City Campaign Finance Board staff has recommended that Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu be denied public matching funds, his campaign said Thursday, dealing a potentially crippling blow to his bid for City Hall.”

VA: DONOR ASSISTING. The Post. “A prominent political donor and his dietary supplement company have been cooperating for several months with federal prosecutors in a fast-moving public corruption investigation of Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, according to three people familiar with the probe.”

VA: MCAULIFFE CO. PROBE. Story here. “An electric-car company co-founded by Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over its conduct in soliciting foreign investors, according to law enforcement documents and company officials.”


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