political law links—-[3.19.19]

CERT DENIED. DMR. “The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of the felony convictions of three top staffers on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.”

MONEY CHASE. NYT. “Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online in the first 24 hours after announcing his presidential campaign last week, according to his campaign, outpacing his rivals for the Democratic nomination and making an emphatic statement about his grass-roots financial strength.”

ELECTION LAW NEWS. Wiley Rein’s March 2019 Election Law News is online.

KY: FORMER LOBBYIST FINED. KY. “A former Kentucky lobbyist convicted of bribing a state official to try to get work for clients has agreed to pay $15,000 to settle separate allegations of violating ethics rules.”

MD: PUBLIC FINANCING VOTE. BS. “The council will consider his bill today to create a system that could give county candidates access to public funds if it’s approved by voters in a referendum.”

NC: EX-LAWMAKER INDICTED. NO. “State Board of Elections investigators disclosed evidence in October they said showed Moore’s committee failed to report over $140,000 in campaign contributions and expenditures over several years. They also said it appeared the campaign provided altered bank records when the board requested them.”

OR: TRYING TO SQUEEZE. PT. “Lawmakers from both parties have proposed wide-ranging reforms that could transform the way election campaigns are conducted in Oregon.”


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