2.25.20 political law links

LAW TILT. WSJ. “Campaign-Finance Laws Created Candidate Bloomberg; They don’t level the field; they tilt it to the advantage of billionaires, especially if they own media firms.”

HACKING DEMOCRACY. FED. “Our problem is the campaign finance law. Mike and Bernie prove it. And it’s predominantly Democrats who are to blame.”

NOTHING AT THE FEC. GE. “In the president’s $4.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2021 released on Feb. 10, the commission received about $73 million in operating funding, which is approximately 2.7% more than last year’s $71 million.”

500 PAGE FLAG. BLZE. “The Bernie Sanders campaign’s finances have come under scrutiny from the Federal Election Commission, according to a Sunday letter from the body to the campaign’s treasurer.”

CHEESCAKE USE. DC. “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has spent more than $8,600 on cheesecake in less than a decade, according to a Federal Election Commission report first reported by the New York Post.”


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