Tuesday’s political law links

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WHITE HOUSE? The Hill. “The Republican National Committee on Monday asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether the president’s reelection fundraising broke federal law.”

INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS? The Hill. “A watchdog group on Monday called for an outside investigation of the House Ethics Committee.”

NOT GUILTY PLEA IN MD ROBOCALL CASE. The Baltimore Sun. “Two campaign aides to Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they violated election laws last fall by ordering Election Day robocalls to Democratic homes in predominantly African-American areas that suggested the vote was over.”

FARA FILE. The Hill looks at some recent filings here. “An international public relations firm worked to boost the regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi while employed by an oil executive with business interests in the country, new documents show.”

FEC MEETING. The Federal Election Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday and the meeting agenda is online here.



LOBBYING COMPLAINT DISMISSED. Newsfrom Montana. “The state’s top political cop has dismissed a two-year-old lobbying complaint against Missoula gun-rights activist Gary Marbut, saying Marbut and his group, the Montana Shooting Sports Association, don’t have to report on their lobbying activities.”

LOBBYING ON MARRIAGE DEFINITION. News from New York. “New Yorkers United for Marriage spent over $1.86 million lobbying for the legalization of same-sex marriage, data filed with the Commission on Public Integrity reveal.”

CASH ADVANTAGE IN VIRGINIA. The Post. “Virginia Republicans enjoy a nearly 2-1 advantage over Democrats in the all-important race for cash as they look to take control of the state Senate and add to their majority in the House of Delegates in November’s elections.”

THE MAYOR’S DONATIONS IN THE NEWS. The Post. “D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s campaign accepted cash contributions above the city’s legal limit and in some cases recorded donations from people who say they didn’t contribute to his mayoral bid, according to a Washington Post review of District records and interviews.”


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