10.31.19 political law links

OUT OF THE SHADOWS. POL. “The super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s campaign for president emerged into public view on Wednesday, announcing its senior leadership and launching a website as it begins a drive to back Biden with millions of dollars in spending.”

TWITTER BAN. CNN. “Twitter will stop accepting political ads, the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced Wednesday.”

FB RESPONDS. CNBC. “On the call, Zuckerberg said the company estimates ads from politicians will be less than 0.5% of its revenue next year.”

GA: PUSH BACK. WTOC. “Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach pushed back against claims he broke campaign finance laws in the run-up to the election.”

MA: GRAY AREA LOAN. BOS. “Rep. Lori Trahan is trying to put to rest questions about how she won her 3rd District congressional seat.”

ME: PAC FINE. PH. “The Maine Ethics Commission voted 3-0 Wednesday to levy a $500 penalty against a political action committee run by Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, for contributions it made in her name in 2016.”

SC: BAN DEMAND. PC. “After another round of dark money-funded flyers hit mailboxes over the weekend, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s reelection campaign is calling on the group’s leader to stop the attack ads, disclose its donors and refund any contributions of more than $1,000.”

WA: AMAZON RISING. MW. “Many in Seattle aren’t happy with the council, but they also may not like a company headed by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, trying to influence their vote. As historic income inequality fuels homelessness and soaring housing prices, some progressives elsewhere don’t like it either.”

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