2020 REPORTING DATES. The FEC announced a number of new reporting dates and windows in the last few weeks.
PAY TO PLAY CHALLENGE WON’T BE HEARD. L360.
TEN YEARS OF CU. OS. “On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the longstanding prohibition on independent expenditures by corporations violated the First Amendment.”
SUPER PAC BOOKS. NYT. “One of the leading Democratic super PACs, Priorities USA, will spend $50 million more than previously announced…”
TANDEM PACS. MW. “The campaigns of Republican and Democratic politicians frequently have worked in tandem with super PACs and other big-money organizations that are legally required to be independent from the candidates, says a report released Tuesday by nonpartisan reform group Issue One.”
DARK MONEY FOOLING. TH. “As the election season advances into 2020, we must expose the liberal, dark money operations that threaten the progress of the Administration’s last four years and jeopardize our revived free market system.”
OR: VIOLATIONS DENIED. OL. “Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, one of his primary election opponents and a city commissioner candidate all denied complaints to the city auditor’s office that they’ve violated a voter-approved $500 campaign contribution limit.”
WA: “FOREIGN” FIRMS CHALLENGED. REU. “At least 9% of Amazon’s stock is owned by foreign investors, according to financial data provider Refinitiv.”
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