Today’s political law links

CFR AND SNL. ABC (video).

D MONEY WALL. WP. “The Senate Majority PAC, fueled by billionaires and labor unions, has been the biggest-spending super PAC of the 2014 midterm contests. Together with an allied tax-exempt group, Patriot Majority, the pro-Democratic effort has poured at least $36 million into ads and voter outreach, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research organization.”

SUPER PAC SUPPORT. WFB. “One of the biggest donors to the Super PAC aiming to keep Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) in control of the Senate is a corporation run by a notorious Democratic donor that is contributing millions to outside spending groups.”

VITTER COMPLAINT. “A Democratic group Monday filed an ethics complaint alleging that Sen. David Vitter, R-La., improperly transferred money from his Senate campaign account to a Super PAC working to support his run for governor in 2015.”

MD: SMALL DONOR SUPPORT. WP. “True, taxpayers pick up the tab for leveraging the influence of small donors. But the cost is modest — probably no more than $3 million annually when prorated for a four-year election cycle.”

NJ: PAY TO PLAY ALLEGATIONS. “In the 11-page complaint filed Friday with the ethics commission, state AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said ‘public reporting reveals that the Division of Investment Management … under the governance and direction of the State Investment Council and Chair Grady, has chosen to invest pension funds into hedge funds and private equity firms after their principals have made political contributions that benefit the governor and the Republican Party.'”

WI: CANDIDATES ON REFORM. “The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is taking a closer look at the positions being taken by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycle executive and state Commerce secretary.”


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