April 14, 2016 •
MA OCPF Issues Regulation Concerning Coordination
On April 8, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) issued new regulations concerning coordination between candidates and independent expenditure-only political committees. The new regulations clarify definitions in the law for the terms “independent expenditure” and “electioneering communication” and try to “define situations in which a presumption of coordination exists between a candidate and an outside spender who is expressly advocating on the candidate’s behalf,” according to the OCPF.
The OCPF has said the regulations were created in response to frequent inquiries about the rules of coordination between candidates and other political entities.
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