CA CAMPAIGN FINANCE SCANDAL. Politico. “Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was ‘wiped out’ by Kinde Durkee, a well-connected California Democratic political operative who served as treasurer for hundreds of state, local and federal campaign committees.”
BOTTOM OF THE 9TH. Roll Call. “One way or the other, the spin will start in a New York minute. But first, someone has to win the special election today in New York’s 9th district.”
BCC SNAFU. Politico. “It’s one letter, but a world of difference between the email fields ‘bcc’ and ‘cc.’”
POST ON SUPER PAC DONATION. The Post. “Two companies linked to Lund — a founder of Nu Skin, which specializes in anti-aging creams — have donated $2 million to Romney’s primary campaign.”
COMPLAINT AGAINST MEMBER. The Hill. “A liberal advocacy group is filing an ethics complaint against Rep. Darrell Issa, alleging that the California Republican has repeatedly used his public office for personal gain.”
NEW CONSULTING FIRM. Roll Call. “Longtime Washington lobbyist and policy adviser Tom Lawler is launching his own consulting shop, Lawler Strategies, with an eye to catering to clients on both sides of the political aisle.”
LOBBYING, THE MORE YOU KNOW. Politico. “‘This latest ad, this time with a survey attached, is part of an effort to create a two-way discussion about local governments’ needs in Washington and how lobbyists can best serve those needs,’ H. Stewart ‘Stu’ Van Scoyoc, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement.”
SOLAR AND SOLYNDRA. Politico. “Renewable energy backers are sporting a big black eye courtesy of the bankruptcy filing and FBI raid of a high-profile California solar company widely trumpeted by the Obama administration.”
KERRY AND SUPERCOMMITTEE MEMBER FUNDRAISING. Politico. “Campaign finance reform groups scored a minivictory Monday, as Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) became the first supercommittee member to swear off all fundraising while he serves on the debt-slashing panel.”
FORMER MEMBER SHOWS UP. The Hill. “Though not frequently used, the privileges [of former Members] could put congressional leaders in an awkward position as they attempt to explain to the public why their tarnished ex-colleagues are still roaming the halls on Capitol Hill.”
REVOLVING DOOR UPDATE. The Post. “Nearly 5,400 former congressional staffers have left Capitol Hill to become federal lobbyists in the past 10 years, according to a new study that documents the extent of the revolving door between Congress and K Street.”
PUBLIC CORRUPTION CHARGES IN NY. Story here. “A former hospital chief executive was convicted on Monday in a far-reaching scheme to pay bribes to three New York State legislators in return for beneficial treatment toward his health care organization.”
PAYPAL FOR DONATIONS? Story here. “Orrall’s campaign website, the Democrats allege, solicited donations through online payment service PayPal without requiring donors to provide additional information or certify that the person making the contribution acknowledges responsibility for using their own personal funds to pay 100 percent of the charges.”
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