Wed. political law links, 8/14/13

PROBE EXPANDS.  The Hill.  “The House Oversight Committee is demanding that the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the Tea Party targeting probe turn over any emails from her personal account she might have used to conduct official business.”

BUY SUPPORTS MCCONNELL.  Politico.  “The American Chemistry Council is spending $400,000 on commercials boosting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, a source tells POLITICO.”

AFL-CIO ACTION.  Story here.  “The nation’s most prominent labor organization plans to throw its political weight most heavily into a half-dozen governors’ races in the 2014 cycle, focusing on states where the outcome of gubernatorial elections will be most ‘consequential’ for union members and working-class voters, the AFL-CIO’s top strategist said Tuesday.”

DGA AND RGA #’S.  Here.  “Both the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations reached out for large contributions from their supporters, several of whom gave gave $1 million each, including Bob Perry the day before he died.”

WHAT METADATA SHOWS.  Story here.  “A letter that a group of progressive Democrats sent to federal regulators opposing new protections for millions of Americans’ retirement accounts was drafted by a financial-industry lobbyist…”

DE:  NO INVESTIGATION.  Story here.  “Attorney General Beau Biden’s office will not look into whether Gov. Jack Markell’s campaign violated state finance law when it donated potentially improper campaign contributions to five Delaware charities.”

MO:  LAWSUIT ON LIMITS.  Story here.  “Rex Sinquefield has donated more than $25 million to various Missouri politicians and campaigns over the last five years. And he’s heading to court to make sure that can continue.”

HAVE A GOOD DAY.  I’ll send around a set of links early next week.

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