International Business Times: GOP 2016: Emails Show Carly Fiorina Super PAC Helps Out At Campaign Events, Despite Coordination Rules
“This fits the larger narrative that the super PAC is basically running the campaign’s events,” said Larry Noble, a former FEC counsel who works for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, after reviewing IBT’s documents. “The whole thing frankly makes a mockery of the law.”
Noble contends that Carly for America’s help with setting up Fiorina’s events constitutes providing a free service to her campaign and should be considered an in-kind contribution. Super PACs are prohibited from making such contributions to campaigns. Carly for America and Fiorina’s campaign have dismissedNoble’s interpretation in the past.
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