Indirect Funding Vehicles And Ga. Elected Officials
November 30, 2009, 5:44 PM EST
Law360, New York (November 30, 2009, 5:44 PM EST) -- On June 22, 2009, Georgia’s State Ethics Commission issued an important advisory opinion 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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