7.10 political law links

DUES IN THE NEWS. RC. “Several House members have reported paying for membership dues to luxurious social clubs from their campaign coffers, expenditures the Federal Election Commission automatically deems as prohibited personal use.”

COMPLAINT FOR SUPER PAC AD. WFB. “Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper (D.) may have violated campaign finance laws by coordinating an advertisement with an outside super PAC backing his Senate campaign, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission.”

DISCLAIMER ISSUE. HN. “A political ad running on television for U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins is missing an element that the Federal Election Commission requires candidates to include.”

CHARITABLE GIVING. FLP. “Mark Foley is continuing to wind down his congressional campaign account, as he donated more than $200,000 to local charities between April 1 and June 30.”

FILING QUESTIONS. HILL. “The Federal Election Commission (FEC) will investigate ‘false or fictitious’ filings for Kanye West’s presidential campaign after the rapper announced his presidential bid on Saturday.”

TN: FINE FOR VIOLATIONS. TNN. “Campaign finance officials on Wednesday followed through on a plan to levy a $10,500 penalty against former House Speaker Glen Casada after an audit determined he failed to adequately retain receipts for roughly $100,000 in expenditures.”


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