Democrats Dodge Campaign Finance Law
On June 4, a page of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s website titled “Missourians Need to Know” blasted her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, as someone who “does what’s best for his donors” and turns “a blind eye to allegations of pay-to-play” against one of them.
Brendan Fischer, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group, called it a “further deterioration” of campaign finance coordination rules.
“It certainly appears as if Senate Majority PAC is acting as a megadonor-funded vehicle to channel the views of the candidate that they’re supporting,” Fischer said. “They may still be operating independently as a legal matter, but hardly operating independently in any reasonable understanding of term.”