Denver Post: John Hickenlooper remains silent as attack ads boost campaign
“I don’t know of a rule that you can’t publicly say you disagree with that ad,” said Larry Noble, former general counsel at the Federal Election Commission for 13 years who works at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington.
What would be problematic is a situation where Hickenlooper or his campaign communicate privately with the DGA-backed group, Making Colorado Great, about the ad. But, Noble continued, “saying publicly that, ‘I want them to take down that ad’ … that, in an of itself, is not coordination.”
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