The New York Times: Democrats Seek to Expand Use of ‘Super PACs’


“I’m somewhat skeptical of the Democratic Party’s motives,” said Lawrence M. Noble, a senior counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, which has sought F.E.C. sanctions against a group of 2016 candidates for alleged campaign violations. “They’re probably trying a combination — to embarrass the Republicans and also to have an excuse for doing it themselves.”

Should the commission deadlock on the request by refusing to act on it or splitting in a 3-to-3 vote, Mr. Noble said, “most of the aggressive lawyers will say it gives them a green light” to engage in similar tactics.

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