Every day I collect political law links, here are today’s

KAINE TRIPS.  Politico.  “While legal under Virginia’s unusually permissive ethics rules, the gifts could become attack-ad fodder after similar presents led to corruption charges for Gov. Bob McDonnell, whose conviction the Supreme Court overturned Monday. Republicans could also use the records to portray Kaine as part of the self-dealing establishment in a cycle animated by hostility toward the political class.”

MISSING DOC.  NBC.  “A week later, NBC News has learned the FEC has posted no record of Trump converting his loans to donations. The Trump Campaign has also declined requests to share the legal paperwork required to execute the transaction, though they suggest it has been submitted.”

STRUGGLE REAL.  NBC.  “A number of super PACs supporting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump are struggling to meet expectations and fundraising goals, forcing them to retool their efforts with just four months until Election Day.”

AD QUESTIONS.  ABC.  “The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund is behind a new anti-Hillary Clinton ad released today that appears to have been filmed in a U.S. national cemetery, which would be a violation of government policy.”

SUPER PAC BACK.  HP.  “The alleged fraudster behind a purportedly pro-Bernie Sanders super PAC that seemingly scammed ‘James Bond’ actor Daniel Craig is out of jail and back in the political fundraising game.”

COSTLY CAMPAIGNING.  WP.  “Last month, the Labor Department decided to expand the universe of workers who are entitled to overtime compensation — that is, time-and-a-half pay for working beyond 40 hours per week. Starting later this year, salaried workers earning up to $913 a week, or $47,476 annually, will be covered by overtime protections.”

DEBATE CASE RELEASED.  WT.  “Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News’ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage.”

HISTORY OF POLITICAL ADVERTISING.  ADWEEK.  “Videology, a digital video ad platform that works with political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, took a look at the evolution of political advertising all the way back to before the United States of America was even a thing.”

AL:  GROUP WANTS OUT.    MA.  “Attorneys for the Alabama Council for Excellent Government (ACEGOV), formed last year to advance the governor’s agenda, wrote in a filing Tuesday that Collier had failed to state a claim against them.”

CA:  BUDGET APPROVED.  VO.  “Orange County supervisors signed off Tuesday on a $549,000 budget and staffing plan for the county’s upcoming ethics commission that calls for two-and-a-half workers to investigate and help enforce the county’s campaign finance limits and ethics rules.”

MT:  GROUP TO REGISTER.  IR.  “The Republican Governors Association agreed to register as a political committee in Montana after spending more than $450,000 prior to the state’s June 7 primary to benefit Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte’s campaign for governor.”

NM:  TRANSFER ALLEGATION.  NMPR.  “A Secretary of State candidate is accusing her opponent of an ethics violation for campaign contributions in 2014 from PACs unconnected to the campaign.”

WI:  FINALISTS.  WPR.  “Wisconsin’s new ethics board held its first meeting Tuesday to interview three finalists hoping to lead the new agency.”


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