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