Skip to Main Content

Boston Globe Quotes Trevor Potter on Campaign Ad Violations

August 31, 2018, The Boston Globe

Long absent from the crowded 10-Democrat race, outside groups have begun bombarding voters with direct mailers and digital ads as part of a combined $261,650 spending spree just days before Tuesday's primary.

. . .

Federal election law prohibits the republication of a candidate's materials by independent spending groups. But if it's a photo that's in "the public domain already, then the prohibition likely does not apply," said Trevor Potter, an attorney and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. Mr. Potter also leads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale.

For the full article, please visit The Boston Globe’s website (subscription required).

Excerpt taken from the article “In Final Days, PACs Pour $281,000 Into Race Third Congressional District” by Matt Stout for The Boston Globe.


About Caplin & Drysdale
Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

The firm's reputation over the years has earned us the trust and respect of clients, industry peers, and government agencies. Moreover, clients rely on our broad knowledge of the law and our keen insights into their business concerns and personal interests. Our lawyers' strong tactical and problem-solving skills -- combined with substantial experience handling a variety of complex, high stakes, matters in a boutique environment -- make us one the nation's most distinctive law firms.

With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Caplin & Drysdale's core practice areas include:
For more information, please visit us at
Washington, DC Office:
One Thomas Circle NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
New York, NY Office:
295 Madison Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10017


This communication does not provide legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship with you or any other reader. If you require legal guidance in any specific situation, you should engage a qualified lawyer for that purpose. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Attorney Advertising
It is possible that under the laws, rules, or regulations of certain jurisdictions, this may be construed as an advertisement or solicitation.
© 2022 Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
All Rights Reserved.

Related Professionals

Related Practice Area(s)