Political law links

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOBBYING.  KCRA.  “It used to be that lobbyists would take politicians on trips, but when rules were changed and that was outlawed, politicians and their fundraisers came up with this variation — organize the trips and invite the lobbyists along to pay for them.”

FCC MOVES ON AD BUY DISCLOSURE. The Hill. “Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday circulated a notice of proposed rule-making that would require cable, satellite and radio companies to post information about political advertisements online.”

FINAL PUSH.  WPRO.  “There are five more days until Election Day, and as candidates make their last push to gain the support of voters, political groups are running more adds in key districts.”

MAILING IN THE NEWS.  Newsminer.com.  “There’s no disputing that the Opportunity Alliance’s action is legal, but just because one can do a thing does not mean that one should. The group should be ashamed of its underhanded gambit; it has no place in the Last Frontier.”

CT:  INDEPENDENT SPENDING UP.  Courant.com.  “Millions of dollars in outside political money from the right and left is flooding into Connecticut, with the latest installment a $1.17 million contribution of ‘dark money’ from a non-profit conservative group in Ohio called A Public Voice.”

NJ:  SUIT DISMISSED.  NJ.com.  ” A judge today dismissed a lawsuit against a super PAC tied to state Sen. Raymond Lesniak that was filed by a group of Elizabeth Board of Education candidates, according to a lawyer for the PAC.”

NY:  EXPERIMENT FIZZLED.  WXXI.  “An experimental public campaign finance system for the state Comptroller’s race has fizzled, after the lone candidate who applied for the program failed to meet the minimum threshold to obtain the public monies.”


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