The Buying of the Presidency

California Moves To Crack Down On Super PAC Coordination

 

huffingtonpost.com – Paul Blumenthal

California’s election regulator proposed new rules to crack down on coordination between political candidates and the outside groups, like super PACs, that have proliferated since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.

WASHINGTON — California’s election agency will vote at its upcoming meeting on new rules to crack down on coordination between candidates and outside groups like super PACs and non-disclosing nonprofits.

New rules proposed by the Fair Political Practices Commission would redefine illegal coordination between candidates and outside groups supporting them to include: the operation of an outside group by former staff of the candidate, the employment of similar vendors across primary and general elections by both the candidate and group, the appearance of a candidate at a fundraising event for the group, the reliance of the group on significant contributions from the candidate’s family, and the republication of candidate materials obtained directly or indirectly by an outside group.

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