Lawmakers running for Congress don’t have to disclose fundraising during session. We asked them to.
Austin Graham, legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington-based organization that advocates for tighter regulation of money in politics, is skeptical that even disclosure would be allowed, should it be challenged in court. “There might be some creative way to get around it that I’m not thinking of,” said Graham. “But I think it’s going to be tricky to try to require these state legislators to disclose anything about their federal campaigns to the state and not run into the express preemption provision within the Federal Election Campaign Act.”
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