Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

Associated Press

But spending by Fair Fight Action, which is staffed by former Abrams campaign aides, could prompt questions about whether the nonprofit is inappropriately supporting her political ambitions. Although there is no proof of any illegal activity, some of the organization's expenditures could pose a problem if Abrams follows through with her pledge to run for office again. "There is nothing wrong with a nonprofit promoting its charismatic founder," said Adav Noti, a former Federal Election Commission attorney who now works for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. But, he added, that "if we later learn that the spending was to lay the groundwork for a campaign, retrospectively that could be a violation."

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