NBC News Quotes Matthew Sanderson: How Cozy Can Candidates Be With Political Groups? It All Depends
NBC News Investigations quoted Matthew T. Sanderson concerning how state and federal laws vary widely on relationships between candidates and political backers. The article specifically focuses on a recent ad for a Michigan Democratic candidate paid for by the Democratic Governors Association (DGA). For the complete article, please visit NBC News' website.
Excerpt taken from the article.
Even if the funds came from an allowable source, like an individual or party committee, the ad would probably still have been illegal for a federal candidate because it would be seen as an in-kind contribution in excess of the legal limit, according to Matthew Sanderson, a campaign finance attorney with Caplin & Drysdale.