Open Secrets: Kasich campaign, New Day for America give each other a big hug


Ultimately, then, it’s virtually impossible to know whether the FEC’s coordination rules are being followed. Larry Noble, general counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, says that while firewalls are a common tool for many businesses, not just campaign vendors, they’re not a failsafe in the realm of campaign finance.

If the FEC doesn’t have a copy of a vendor’s firewall policy, the agency will have a hard time knowing if coordination is taking place, Noble said. “[I]t becomes somewhat of a sham.”

Of course, one problem “is that the FEC doesn’t investigate anything” these days, Noble added.

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