Now I thought Melissa possibly had gotten confidential information from JJOKE or she was being untruthful. Turns out Melissa had a time machine because 6 months after being quoted that "the lobbying law does not apply to political parties . . . this was confirmed by JCOPE and its predecessor agencies" that exactly what JJOKE did.
Now here's what LT said to Horner in her letter of May 2014 "This commission and its predecessors have never interpreted the Lobbying Act to require that political parties register as lobbyists"
WOW did Melissa tell LT what to do in November or did LT tell Melissa what they were going to do in May. Either way its pretty clear that JJOKE and the 2nd floor talk as much as the independent elections enforcement counsel does and the Moreland Commission and the 2nd floor did.
And by the way both Melissa and LT are wrong. And I'd be happy to debate either one or both publicly about the Lobby Act and its application to political parties.
Anyway here was what I said in November It is even more appropriate now.
When will the media wake up there is gambling in this establishment don't be shocked
And as to that predecessor nonsense the following is 8 years old http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/1505/are-campaigners-lobbyists/
I think I've been pretty consistent political parties are NOT exempt from the statute the question is are they lobbying