Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Candidates’ reliance on PACs grows, beginning with fundraising
Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center said such setups should raise concerns at the FEC, but the commission is deadlocked between Republicans and Democrats, so it rarely enforces anything.
“Maybe it’s not legal coordination,” Ryan said, “but it’s common-sense coordination.”
The Department of Justice announced its first-ever prosecution for super PAC-campaign coordination in February, but Ryan said he has not seen any “chilling effect” as a result.
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