Sen. Collins’ Senate Staff May Have Violated Campaign Laws

The National Memo

Campaign finance violations are not the only issue facing the Collins campaign. At the end of June, a staffer working for Collins’ Senate office gave campaign updates to local Republican officials, according to the Maine Beacon. While staffers are allowed to volunteer for campaigns, they may not use official resources or their title as part of that work. But those rules did not stop a Collins staffer from making a video for local Republican officials and talking about the campaign... “This certainly appears to be a campaign event, based on both the content of the discussion and the event host,” Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform for the Campaign Legal Center, told the Beacon after watching the video.

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