Why Dana Balter being paid by her campaign is an issue in CNY race for Congress

Auburn Citizen

Adav Noti, senior director of trial litigation and chief of staff of the Campaign Legal Center, provided a similar interpretation. But Noti also differed with the chief argument in Thomas's complaint — that because Balter is a candidate in the 2020 election her campaign salary should be based on her 2019 income. "First of all, it's not what the rule says," Noti explained. "The rule says the year before candidacy, not the year of candidacy. Also, just as a logical matter that doesn't really make sense given that the whole point is to recognize that people who aren't independently wealthy just give up their salaries to run for office.”

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