CNBC: The biggest hedge fund donor this election: Why it stays so quiet


Corporations can solicit employee political contributions as long as their efforts don't constitute coercion, said Tara Malloy, deputy executive director at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, and the law is clear-cut when it comes to encouraging donations to company PACs. But the questions become "more murky" when a CEO asks for contributions directly to candidates. "The FEC rules do not specifically address this situation," Malloy wrote in an email.

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