2.26 political law links

STEIN PAYING. CPI. “Stein’s 2016 Green Party presidential campaign committee cut the Federal Election Commission a $41,735.31 check in late December — an effort to resolve the committee’s mounting legal troubles.”

MONEY PLEDGE. TT. “Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she will forgo the chase for campaign money from the biggest donors in her quest for her party’s nomination for president.”

CAMPAIGN SPENDING. TW. “The 2020 election is still more than a year and a half away, but President Trump’s re-election campaign has been raking in record-setting sums for months.”

BACKING BORDER. REU. “A political group backing President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid will run national television ads this week seeking to bolster support in Congress for his efforts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as lawmakers try to block him.”

MURPHY SAVED. TB. “Federal Election Commissioners couldn’t agree on whether to investigate allegations of illegal campaign activity in 2016 by then-U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy, so the case is closed.”

CA: TURNING TO STATE. SBS. “Cities and counties across California are reaching out to the state’s political watchdog about possibly enforcing their campaign finance and ethics ordinances under a new law that took effect on Jan. 1.”

MI: LOBBYIST SPENDING. LJ. “Lobbyist spending in Michigan topped $40 million last year, a new record, state reports show.”


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