Important Coordination Ruling out of Minnesota

August 13, 2018

At its meeting this morning, the Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board approved the “coordination” advisory opinion that the Campaign Legal Center supported in comments filed yesterday.  This could well be the first jurisdiction in the country that has taken the legally sound common-sense position that a candidate’s fundraising for an outside group constitutes coordination with the group.  The question posed in this Advisory Opinion was whether a candidate could raise unlimited individual and corporate funds for a Super PAC that would then spend the funds to support that candidate.

To read the full approved opinion, click here.