Pol. Law links

THOMAS H. BOGGS JR., 73. WP. “Thomas H. Boggs Jr., who sat for decades at the epicenter of Washington legal, business and political circles as the city’s marquee name in lobbying and political fund-raising, died Sept. 15 at his home in Chevy Chase. He was 73.”

AD FILMED IN GOVERNMENT BUILDING. WP. “In what are becoming heated exchanges over ethics in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District race, Republicans on Tuesday attacked Fairfax County Supervisor John W. Foust for filming a commercial inside the county government center.”

REFORMIN’ ORMAN. CJonline.com. “Orman, a wealthy Johnson County businessman running as an independent, said federal law should prohibit shielding of donors’ identity by bundling donations, ban congressional leadership PACs and prevent lobbyists and PACs that contribute to federal candidates from receiving federal contracts.”

DC: GRAY STATUS. WP. “While the allegations aired in the Thompson plea directly implicated Gray in a criminal scheme — contributing, in the eyes of his political supporters, to his primary election loss — the investigation has not produced criminal charges against the mayor.”

ID: NO PURSUIT. Spokesman.com. “The Idaho Republican Party now says it won’t pursue any campaign finance complaint against A.J. Balukoff, Democratic candidate for governor, or the Idaho Democratic Party over a payroll services contract.”

MD: COMPLAINTS ADD UP. Delmarvanow.com. “The Maryland State Board of Elections is carefully reviewing the two complaints Maryland gubernatorial campaigns have filed against each other in the past two weeks.”

MT: INVITATION ISSUE. NBC. “Montana’s commissioner of political practices is investigating a new campaign complaint filed against Marie Andersen, a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Missoula. The complaint involves a Missoula law firm that was also named in an earlier complaint against another candidate.”


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