Our Wednesday Government Relations News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

October 3, 2012  •  

Our Wednesday Government Relations News Roundup

campaign finance and lobbyingCampaign Finance

Freshmen rake in cash through PACs” by Kevin Bogardus and Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Connecticut: “When a candidate’s spouse is powerful, the goal of a campaign donation can be … complicated” by Ana Radelot in the CT Mirror.

Minnesota: “Campaign finance board rules Minnesota Majority’s Dan McGrath did not break lobbying rules” by Paul Demko in Politics in Minnesota.

New York: “NY progressives push for public campaign finances” by Michael Gormley in Bloomberg News.

New York: “Campaign finance firepower gathers” by Jimmy Vielkind in the Capitol Confidential.


Activists Press Corporations to Cut Ties With Presidential Debate Commission” by Janie Lorber in Roll Call.

Wis. lawmakers sued over emails with conservative group” by The Associated Press in the Chicago Tribune.


California: “L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon and wife ordered to stand trial” by Catherine Saillant in the Los Angeles Times.

Illinois: “Emanuel Revamps City Hall Ethics Board” by Hal Dardick in the Chicago Tribune.

Campaigns and elections

Obama, on track to raise $1 billion, came close to that in 2008”  by Matea Gold in the Los Angeles Times.

Jim Lehrer on criticism of his recurring debate-moderator role: ‘It’s a rough, rough world’” by Andrew Beaujon in Poynter.org.

Daily Ad Track” by Abby Livingston in Roll Call.

Zac Efron, Leonardo DiCaprio and Selena Gomez all want you to vote for stuff” by Jen Chaney in the Washington Post.

Government Tech and Social Media

For the Campaigns, Online Debate Response is All About Mobile” by Nick Judd in TechPresident.

Social media: On the outside looking in at presidential debates” in Politics in Minnesota.

Code for America Reveals 2013 Partner Cities and Counties” by Sarah Rich in Government Technology.

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