Tuesday’s Government and Ethics News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying, procurement
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Campaign Finance

New York: Lawmaker’s business boosted by aide’s public campaign funds by Chris Bragg for The Albany Times Union

Ohio: Columbus City Council May Clear Up Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements by Adora Namigadde for WOSU

Elections

Georgia: More elections scheduled for January to fill state Senate and House seats by Mark Niesse for The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Minnesota: Special elections set to replace departed Minnesota lawmakers accused of sexual harassment by Erin Golden for The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ethics

Obama’s Ethics Chief: Trump Lawyer’s Claim The President Can’t Face Obstruction Charge is “Baloney” by Harriet Sinclair for Newsweek

Conyers Won’t Seek Re-election in Wake of Harassment Claims, Relative Says by Yamiche Alcindor for The New York Times

Manafort Associate Has Russian Intelligence Ties, Court Document Says by Kenneth Vogel for The New York Times

Massachusetts: Rosenberg steps down as ethics probe begins by Christian Wade for The Salem News

Lobbying

Former Podesta, BGR lobbyists start new firm by Theodoric Meyer for Politico

Procurement

Govt flags new IT hardware procurement marketplace by Leon Spencer for ARN