Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Original #McConnelling Ad May Break Campaign Rules

Such a face! Image from source, TPM
Who knew, in this post-Citizens United world, that there were any federal campaign rules left? But if Sen. Mitch McConnell (and apparently lots of others on both sides of the aisle) are breaking them? I say shut 'em down. We don't have much left to keep up the integrity of campaigning and elections, but we need to work with the rules that we have.


#McConnelling Ads May Break Federal Campaign Rules

Wordless political ads campaigns post that many say are likely meant to help super PACs could break federal law, according to campaign finance watchdogs. That argument came up after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign posted an ad of what appeared to be b-roll* of McConnell smiling and posing with voters in various shots. Observers speculated that the ad was really meant for pro-McConnell super PACs to use. It is illegal for those organizations to coordinate with the campaigns. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo

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