5.30.18 political law links

FARA AO’S COMING.  NLR.  “The Department of Justice has begun informing persons who obtained Foreign Agents Registration Act (‘FARA’) advisory opinions that it will ‘soon’ publish on its website copies of advisory opinions issued since January 1, 2010.”

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM?   ATL.  “If Republicans lose the House in 2018, expect the Trumpist right to start thinking very hard about the virtues of campaign-finance reform.”

FLEXIBILITY URGED.   HILL.  “Internet giants are pushing back against tougher election advertising regulations, asking the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to allow for some flexibility in how they disclose funding sources for political ads.”

ZOMBIE UPDATE.   BG.  “Donors, nonprofits and a lawmaker are urging the Federal Election Commission to make it harder for a dead political career to keep feeding, zombie-like, at the money left in a dormant campaign account.”

QUESTIONS ON GROUP.   HILL.  “A group tied to Breitbart News that was meant to boost President Trump‘s support among urban and African-American communities may have violated election law, according to a former Federal Election Commission (FEC) general counsel.”

MO:  CAMPAIGN FINANCE ALLEGATIONS.   VOX.  “Greitens, a Republican, is currently facing a felony charge for invasion of privacy, stands accused of coercing a woman into sex, and, according to the state’s attorney general, may have committed a crime by using a charity donor list to solicit campaign funds.”

MO:  ALLEGATIONS INDICATED.  MN.  “State law requires candidates for statewide office to form a campaign committee if they spend or receive more than $500 dollars.  According to Hafner, Greitens failed to do so until a month later.”

TX:  HOPING FOR RULING.   TRN.  “I have a supporter who is interested in contributing to my campaign specifically to help defray the costs of childcare. With this in mind, I am requesting an Advisory Opinion from your board on–if the donor is aware that the donation is for childcare–I can accept the contribution and use it for childcare.”

MEX:  FUNDING QUESTIONS.   ABC.  “For every peso declared to Mexican electoral authorities by political parties and candidates, 15 more are moving under the table, according to a report Tuesday on the problem of illegal campaign finance.”


Comments are closed.