Iowa Ethics Board Publishes New Advisory Opinion - State and Federal Communications

November 25, 2013  •  

Iowa Ethics Board Publishes New Advisory Opinion

Iowa Outline with FlagThe ethics board in Iowa issued an advisory opinion allowing political candidates in the state to use campaign funds to attend a presidential inauguration.

The board’s reasoning for its decision centered around the value to a candidate’s campaign of attending an inauguration event.

Under the opinion, a campaign committee can pay for the candidate’s travel and lodging, but cannot pay such expenses for anyone else.

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