An Intraparty Democratic Battle in San Diego
According to Erin Chlopak of the Campaign Legal Center, campaign finance laws around super PACs focus more on how the money is spent, rather than how it is raised. She said that Forward California is likely in compliance with existing laws, but it does demand scrutiny. The personal relationship between the candidate and her grandparents is not “in and of itself coordination,” but it also doesn’t immunize Jacobs and her family. “It seems like that would be sort of textbook coordination, but it’s not under existing law,” she said.
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