Politics Report: The (Not So) Thin Line of Campaign Coordination

Voices of San Diego

We asked an expert whether there was a case that a public tweet outlining a voter outreach strategy like this could be said to violate that prohibition on coordinating with a PAC. Nope, said Erin Choplak, director of campaign finance strategy at the Campaign Legal Center in D.C. and a former employee of the Federal Election Commission. In fact, she said it wasn’t really a close call. The FEC’s prohibition on coordination, she said, focuses on the content of a communication. PACs and a campaign, she said, can’t coordinate on what they should say, or how they should say it. 

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