Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Clarifying Campaign Laws- Marginally

I offer this only because the question has been raised. I have no personal knowledge of any candidate who may or may not have violated the letter or spirit of this Section.

2005 Wisconsin Statutes 11.30(2)(c) Every such communication which
is directly paid for or reimbursed by an individual, including a candidate
without a personal campaign committee who is serving as his or her own
treasurer, or for which an individual assumes responsibility, whether by the
acceptance of a contribution or by the making of a disbursement, shall be
identified by the words "Paid for by" followed by the name of the candidate or
other individual making the payment or reimbursement or assuming responsibility
for the communication. No abbreviation may be used in identifying the name
of a committee or group under this paragraph.

2 comments:

ambulance fugo said...

That is correct and was stated in more detail on the Observer's site.

Fred Juergens said...

Y'know, I never checked the law before I printed my campaign flyer on my home computer, but I guess I've been around the block enough times, always seeing the "paid for" note on such literature, that I just put it on mine for safety's sake.

I just hope Mason isn't going to bring his defeated opponent to court in order to gratify his sense of legality.