Wed. political law links

CONYERS QUALIFICATION ISSUE.  RC.  “Two individuals collecting signatures for Conyers’ ballot-qualifying petition were found to not be registered voters and thereby the signatures were ruled invalid.”

JFCS LAUNCH.  RC.  “The Federal Election Commission has received five new registrations for political committees that will operate as joint fundraising committees, allowing a donor to easily write one check for a large amount.”

MUCH ADO ABOUT PAC LOAN.  RC.  “A Daily Beast posting indicates a bank official stated this afternoon that there was collateral, and the PAC treasurer stated they were looking into amending their FEC report.”

RAMAN TALKS FCPA AND MORE.  FCPA Blog.  “She spoke to Julie DiMauro about aggressive enforcement, facilitation payments, deferred prosecution agreements, and her move to private practice.”  No mention of the reference to Ms. Raman’s testimony cited in McCutcheon.

WEINER ON WALKER CASE. Daily Beast.  “Coordination, once the obscure preserve of election lawyers, has become a hot topic.”

AK: INITIATIVE BOUNCE.  RC.  “Alaska Sen. Mark Begich is all of a sudden the likely beneficiary of a legislative blunder that may send more voters to the polls this fall.”

AZ:  STAFFER ALLEGATION.  “An attorney for a former staffer at the Attorney General’s Office filed a formal complaint Monday alleging that Tom Horne and top staffers repeatedly violated campaign finance laws.”


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