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October 15, 2012  •  

Monday News Roundup

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PACs attack: N.Y. seeing a flood of outside money” by The Associated Press in

Florida: “Meet Florida’s big-time donors to super PACs” by Alex Leary in the Miami Herald.

Md. referendum campaigns raise $53 million” by John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis in The Washington Post.


Loopholes abound in some lobbyist gift bans” by Chris Joyner in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Patton Boggs moves to reinvent itself” by Catherine Ho in The Washington Post.

Lobbying Efforts From Tech Companies Surge On Capitol Hill” in Fast Company.

Kentucky: “Ellen Williams joins McBrayer lobbying team” by Tom Lotus in the Courier-Journal.

Pennsylvania: “Lobbyists could be subject to open-records law” by Dan Miller in the Patriot-News.

Pennsylvania: “Lobbyists’ checks buy lawmaker access” by John L. Micek in the Morning Call.


Jackson Jr. probe focuses on house” by Kevin Robillard in Politico.

Campaigns and Elections

Candidates turn to geo-targeting in ads” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

For politically playful news orgs, the 2012 election means social interactivity” by Adrienne LaFrance in Nieman Journalism Lab.

Campaigns Mine Personal Lives to Get Out the Vote” by Charles Duhigg in The New York Times.

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