Indirect Funding Vehicles And Ga. Elected Officials

Law360, New York (November 30, 2009, 5:44 PM EST) -- On June 22, 2009, Georgia’s State Ethics Commission issued an important advisory opinion[1] clarifying the general application of state campaign finance laws as they relate to indirect campaign contributions made through an intermediary, such as a corporate affiliate of a regulated entity or via a political action committee (a “PAC”) funded, in whole or in part, by a regulated entity.

Specifically, the opinion addressed whether an elected official can accept campaign contributions from such an intermediary, which originally received the funds from an entity regulated by...
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