HUCKABEE JOKE. WP. “‘I will be funded and fueled not by the billionaires, but by working people who will find out that $15- and $25-a-month contributions can take us from Hope to higher ground,’ he said, making his announcement in Hope, Ark. And then he added, to laughter, ‘Now, rest assured, if you want to give a million dollars, please do it.’ It was mostly a joke. It also violated campaign finance law.” A few months ago I noted this request for funds from Senator Franken.
SUPER PAC FUNDRAISER. NJ.com. “America Leads, the Super PAC aimed at helping Gov. Chris Christie raise the tens of millions required to run for president, is holding its first New Jersey fundraiser later this month.”
INVESTIGATION SOUGHT. Examiner. “A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into meetings between Hillary Clinton’s team and key Senate Democrats inside official Senate offices where political activities are barred.”
CA: COUNCILMAN INVESTIGATED. Daily Pilot. “The state Fair Political Practices Commission has opened an investigation about Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, the agency said Tuesday.”
IN: NEW LAWS. Nuvo.net. “Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1002, which was authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, on Monday. The bill would require legislators to disclose any investments they hold that total $5,000 or more.”
NJ: CHRISTIE VETO. PIOnline. “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have expanded the scope of restrictions on political contributions made by money managers doing business with the $77.1 billion New Jersey Pension Fund, Trenton.”
WI: DFL HEAT. KARE11. “The Government Finance bill passed by the House would do away with public financing of campaigns in Minnesota.”
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