Bob Hamilton blankets Kansas airwaves in ads for Senate campaign and plumbing company

The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star // Brian LowryMay 13, 2020Other businesses have had to deal with the same issue, said Brendan Fischer, the director of federal reform at the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center. “Ads that include candidates name or feature the candidate very likely could fall within the definition of electioneering communication,” Fischer said. The Federal Election Commission’s members haven’t always been in sync on their interpretation of the law. Fischer pointed to a controversy during a 2019 North Carolina special election when the Federal Election Commission split over whether radio ads by Leigh Brown & Associates, a real estate firm, constituted electioneering on behalf of Republican candidate Leigh Brown, the company’s owner.  

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