GOPers Spot End Run Around Election Law

FEC rule lets 1-man corporations pool their resources
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 1:04 PM CDT
GOPers Spot End Run Around Election Law
Carl Forti and Michael Dubke founded the Black Rock Group for political strategy.   (Black Rock Group)

A decision by campaign-finance regulators has a pair of GOP strategists hoping to skirt limits set by election law, Politico reports. The Federal Election Commission recently OK’d ad buys made by a solo activist’s one-man corporation. That gave the strategists an idea: Rich individuals could avoid rules against pooling resources by calling themselves corporations while all consulting with the same group.

Carl Forti and Michael Dubke are seeking approval of their plan. They tell the FEC they intend “to approach multiple individuals and suggest that each individual establish a limited liability company …  for the sole purpose of sponsoring independent expenditures that expressly advocate” for federal candidates. Forti and Dubke’s firm “will service all of the LLC clients” and likely “facilitate communication” between them. (Read more campaign finance stories.)

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