1-30 political law links

HR 1 HEARING. JUD. A hearing was held on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019.

NOT A CAMPAIGN TRIP. DB. “Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) appeared to inch closer to a possible presidential run on Tuesday night with an announcement during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that he’ll be embarking on a tour of early primary and caucus states at the end of the month.”

SELF-FUNDER PREPARING. WP. “If funded, the Schultz ad campaign would come as Democratic candidates running for president are still hoarding cash for a primary fight. Schultz has said that he would not be dissuaded by having to spend $300 million to $500 million of his own wealth on a campaign.”

WHAT ABOUT WALL STREET. VOX. “Raising money from Wall Street for a presidential campaign might be becoming a liability, especially for Democrats.”

ERIC OUT. POL. “Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce in Los Angeles today that he will not run for president in 2020, according to three sources.”

FL: GILLUM ACCUSED. PT. “A long-simmering ethics investigation of former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum heated up late last week when a state ethics panel said there was probable cause that Gillum violated Florida’s ethics law.”

NJ: FINANCES BETTER. BCT. “The latest campaign finance reports released by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission showed the county party also finished 2018 on a high note financially, raising nearly $160,000 during the last quarter and beginning 2019 with a robust $81,537 in the bank, the most cash-on-hand the party has possessed in over a decade.”

NY: LLC LAW. LEX. “Not even a month into 2019, and New York has adopted significant changes to the State’s campaign finance laws.”

NY: PAYING LEGAL BILLS. JT. “Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press.”

UT: CHILD CARE UPDATE. NPN. “During a record-setting year for women running for office, candidates around the country raised the question of whether campaign funds can pay for child care for working parents.” More here.


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