Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

October 2, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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House Energy Committee counsel leaves to lobby” by Timothy Cama in The Hill.

Russian investment fund hires K Street help” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Left embraces boycott politics” by Julian Hattem in The Hill.

Campaign Finance

Colorado: “Colorado judge: State political parties can form Super PACs” by Tessa Cheek in the Colorado Independent.

Florida: “U.S. Supreme Court to hear former Hillsborough judicial candidate’s fundraising issue” by Jim Saunders in the Tampa Bay Times.

Vermont: “Transparency challenge is back: Candidates, please send us your campaign finance filings in excel format” by Anne Galloway in

Wisconsin: “Group sues state in hopes of collaborating with candidates” by Patrick Marley in the Journal Sentinel.


Is the Senate Ethics Committee Working?” by Sarah Mimms and Billy House in National Journal.

Alabama: “Ethics Commission OKs city contract with Quinton Ross” by Brian Lyman in the Montgomery Advertiser.

Florida: “Nearly 3 years prison for Ponzi schemer ex-partner” by The Associated Press in WJXT News.

New York: “NY legislator charged with using campaign funds for personal expenses, filing false claims” by Michael Virtanen (Associated Press) in The Republic.

Ohio: “Ethics charges recommended against Ohio Rep. Dale Mallory for gifts from lobbyists” by Jeremy Pelzer in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Texas: “Texas Court Upholds Ruling Overturning DeLay’s Conviction” by Nathan Koppel in The Wall Street Journal.


The Race for Attorney General Tightens Up in 9 States” by Louis Jacobson in Governing.

Alaska: “GOP surges in Alaska Senate race” by Cameron Joseph in The Hill.

North Carolina: “Court Blocks Parts of North Carolina Voting Law” by Maya Rhodan in Time.

Political Advertising

Could a Four-Second Mistake Cost a Candidate Thousands of Dollars?” by Nathan L. Gonzales in Roll Call.

Tech and Social Media

Survey: LinkedIn Lacks Appeal for Hill Staffers” by Rebecca Gale in Roll Call.

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