October 4, 2013 •
AZ AG Agrees Separate Candidate Committees Needed for Primary and General Elections
On October 2, Arizona Attorney General Thomas C. Horne joined with Secretary of State Ken Bennett by concluding the law under newly enacted House Bill 2593 requires separate candidate committees for the primary and general elections and contribution limits still apply to committee-to-committee transfers. The attorney general amended an opinion in which it had previously stated, “The best practice might be to set up two separate candidate committees (for the primary and general elections), but the statutes do not necessarily require it.”
The secretary of state has advised that transfers between committees for election in the same year are subject to the contribution limit of $2000.
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