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November 21, 2013  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Top lobbyist Gerry Cassidy to step down” by Byron Tau in Politico.

Saskatchewan, Canada: “Lobbyist legislation coming to Saskatchewan” by David Giles in Global News.

Campaign Finance

FEC deadlocks, for now, on whether political committees can accept bitcoin” by Matea Gold in The Washington Post.

What A Bitcoin Political Debut Could Mean For Transparency” by Peter Overby (NPR) on WYSO.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: “Election Board for county is moving” in The Journal Gazette.

Louisiana: “Apparent campaign violations, large expenses should prompt reforms in Louisiana law, some say” by Manuel Torres and Lee Zurlk in the Times-Picayune.

New Jersey: “Election commission: Morris freeholder violated campaign finance rules in close primary race” by Ben Horowitz in the Star-Ledger.

Virginia: “Virginia campaign mailings attract scrutiny” by Mike Gangloff in The Roanoke Times.


In Quick Fashion, House Broadens Program for FEC Fines” by Kent Cooper in Roll Call.

North Carolina: “Civitas Institute leader named to NC ethics panel” by The Associated Press in

Oklahoma: “Rep. Reynolds Blasts Ethics Commission for Proposed Rules” in the Daily Ardmoreite.


Election Enforcement Officials Will Investigate 2 Campaign Complaints Against Malloy” by Hugh McQuaid in CT News Junkie.


Louisiana: “Campaign finance transparency not enough to fix Jefferson Parish’s contracting problems, groups say” by Manuel Torres and Lee Zurlk in the Times-Picayune.

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