Wed. political law links

MULLIN ETHICS DEVELOPMENTS.  WP.  “Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) may have violated House ethics rules and federal laws by earning outside income beyond permissible levels last year, according to a new congressional watchdog report released Monday.”

NO SPECIAL PANEL.  POLITICO.  “The House Ethics Committee will not appoint a special investigative panel to look into allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) improperly used official funds in a Republican leadership race and to cover campaign-related activities.”

REID REIMBURSES.  Ralston Reports.  “Reid’s granddaughter is listed only as ‘Ryan Elisabeth’ on the FEC report … But her full name is Ryan Elisabeth Reid.”

NY:  CFR NOT RULED OUT.  “Legislative leaders emerged optimistically from a closed-door budget negotiation on Tuesday, with the only Republican in the room raising hopes that he might agree to a system of public campaign finance in the overall spending plan.”

NY:  COX ON CFB.  WSJ.  “Good government groups and campaign-finance reform advocates should take note: New York City’s system of publicly financed campaigns is arbitrary and undemocratic—a spot-on example of new progressivism.”

OR:  STATE’S LARGEST DONOR.  The Observer.  “Loren Parks, the largest campaign donor in Oregon history, reached into his pocketbook again last week.”

PA:  CFR PLUS?  Keystone Politics.  “Who will be the first to step forward for real campaign finance reform?”


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