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September 25, 2012  •  

Tuesday News Snapshot

Tuesday NewsLobbying

D.C.’s Riches: More Lobbying Over Less” by Matthew Yglesias in Slate.

Alabama: “Alabama gambling lobbyist seeks probation” by Phillip Rawls (Associated Press) in GoErie.com.

California: “California taps the lobbying crowd” in the Central Valley Business Times.

New York: “Court papers: Convicted NYC lobbyist cooperating with prosecutors in inquiry” by The Associated Press in The Republic.

Washington: “Lobbyists, state staff helped Washington lawmaker’s charity, records show” by The Associated Press in The Oregonian.

Campaign Finance

Trevor Potter Talks Campaign Finance, Super PACs With Bill Moyers” by Tracy Bloom in Truthdig.

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder talks campaign finance reform” by Tarini Parti in Politico.

New Mexico: “Albuquerque lawmaker spends campaign money on massages” by The Associated Press in KOB News.

Vermont: “Vt. GOP: Sorrell ad may violate campaign finance law” by WCAX News.


Rep. Waters formally cleared by Ethics panel” by Jordy Jager in The Hill.

Ethics Committee Details ‘Lessons Learned’ From Maxine Waters Case” by Amanda Becker in Roll Call.

Florida: “State Rep. Mike Horner resigns after being linked to brothel in Orange County” by Toluse Olorunnipa, Steve Bousquet and Marc Caputo in the Miami Herald.

Social Media and Government Tech

Report: States Should Switch to Digital Resources Within 5 Years” in Government Technology.

Social Media Now A Must Have In The Political Campaign Toolbox” by Amanda Falcone in the Hartford Courant.

More than 50 members of Congress just say no to Twitter’s 140 characters” by Alicia M. Cohn in The Hill.

Facebook lets users announce voter registration” by Jennifer Martinez in The Hill.

Political Campaigns

“‘Trackers’ now a weapon in the modern campaign arsenal” by Ry Rivard in the Charleston Daily Mail.

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