Political law links 6-4-14

1A BATTLE.  USAT.  “In a clash of Senate titans, the nation’s two most powerful senators disagreed sharply Tuesday over the growing role of unlimited money in American elections – and a proposed constitutional amendment to curb political spending.”

SUPER PAC UP.  Syracuse.com.  “The American Crossroads Super PAC founded by Republican operatives Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie has decided to back Elise Stefanik in her GOP primary against Matt Doheny in the 21st Congressional District.”

PARTY FORUM TODAY.  Federal Election Commission.  “This discussion is intended to help us evaluate and improve our administration of the law with respect to political parties and the agency’s service to the public, and will address operational aspects of the Commission’s dealings with political party committees, including interactions with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, the Audit Division, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Reports Analysis Division.”

DC:  ROBINSON PLEA.  WP.  “A former D.C. Council candidate pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring with businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson to conceal tens of thousands of dollars in contributions in violation of city campaign finance laws.”

VA:  POLICE NOTES IN MCDONNELL CASE.  WP.  “Virginia State Police pondered as early as 2012 whether a Richmond area businessman could help further their corruption probe of then-Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, documents show.”

AUS:  DARK MONEY DOWN UNDER.  Sydney Morning Herald.  “The Liberal Party federal director, Brian Loughnane, had advised Grundy and his wife, Joy, to donate through this foundation as a means of protecting their privacy.”


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