Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

July 26, 2012  •  

Thursday News Roundup


Top congressional staffer to lead new Internet lobbying group” by Brendan Sasso in The Hill.

Campaign Finance

California: “Divided Richmond council approves major campaign finance reforms” by Robert Rogers in the Mercury News.

Rhode Island: “Speaker Fox Cops to Campaign Finance Violation; Writes Check to Cover 2007 Fundraiser” by Dan McGowan in GoLocalProv.

The rise of the Mom and Pop super PAC” by Charles Mathesian in Politico.

Senate Democrats Push Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United” by Seth Cline in U.S. News and World Report.

Citizens United Constitutional Amendment Floated By Senate Democrats” by Paul Blumenthal in the Huffington Post.


Murky Standards for Ethics Cases” by Amanda Becker in Roll Call.

Georgia: “House ethics chairman: 49 candidates tout ethics, flout campaign laws” by Jim Galloway in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hawaii:  “Ethics Commission fining 22 legislative candidates for not filing financial disclosures” by The Associated Press in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Social Media

DC Political Firms Launch Embarrassingly Silly Social Media Tool” by Micah L. Sifry in TechPresident.

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