2-5-20 political law links

ASKING WHY. USAT. “Last month, Common Cause — a watchdog group that fights against gerrymandering, voter suppression and the role of money in politics — filed a formal complaint against Sanders and Our Revolution with the Federal Election Commission.”

CO: NO SHARING. RH. “A Fort Collins-based political entity has been charged with two misdemeanors for allegedly refusing to disclose required campaign finance information during the 2019 election cycle.”

FL: COMPLAINT FILED. KN. “The complaint, lodged Jan. 30 with the Florida Division of Elections by attorney William S. Pollak, contends Mooney received more than the allowed individual maximum of $1,000 in a state legislative campaign from two Upper Keys residents.”

FL: BLOCKING CURBS. TF. “Cities and counties in Florida that want to limit dark money or foreign donors in their own elections would be stopped under a surprise proposal now moving through the Legislature.”

MO: MONEY CURBS. KPVI. “State Auditor Nicole Galloway is again urging Gov. Mike Parson to take action to curb the influence of dark money in Jefferson City, following his recent comments on the subject.”

NY: SPENDING LOOK. DF. “State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, spent thousands of dollars in campaign cash in 2019 at, among other places, restaurants, florists and theaters, according to recent filings with the state Board of Elections.”

OR: FIGHT LAUNCHED. OPB. “Oregon legislators are wasting no time in once again diving into a new political fight over Oregon’s wide-open system of raising money for campaigns.”


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