The Boston Globe: Baker, state GOP’s use of federal funds questioned
“It is a cutting-edge campaign practice that exploits a provision of federal campaign finance law in order to evade more restrictive state campaign laws,’’ said Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel at the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan election finance reform organization.
The conflicting Massachusetts and federal laws have created a muddle of legal issues that have never been litigated, according to Ryan.
“The state has a contrary interest, but no court has weighed in on this issue and the FEC has not explicitly opined on it,’’ he said.
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