Washington Post Quotes Bryson Morgan on Campaign Finance
Pete Buttigieg already established himself as Wall Street’s favorite contender in the 2020 Democratic presidential field. But the South Bend, Ind., mayor is poised to see his fundraising from the financial services industry improve as the primary campaign enters a critical stretch.
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But there’s room to improve. South Bend is only the fourth largest city in Indiana, so the business it offers big Wall Street firms is relatively small potatoes. Yet “most firms would look at the state of Indiana as a whole: If they’re doing any business advising state or local funds in Indiana, they’d have a blackout” on senior executives contributing to state and local elected officials “subject to prior approval,” says Bryson Morgan, a campaign finance lawyer at Caplin & Drysdale.
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