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A 2020 Presidential Candidate’s Guide to Getting Around Super PAC Laws
A prominent political consultant gives us all the secrets on how 2020 candidates might work with an ‘independent’ super PAC to maximize money for their campaigns.
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As the 2020 Democratic presidential field grows, and a host of additional candidates eye an entry into the race, PAY DIRT has no doubt that, behind the scenes, candidates and their staffs are plotting ways to maximize the money available to their campaigns over the next two years.
More often than not, that means effectively planning out ways of coordinating with an “independent” political group, probably a super PAC, without running afoul of federal laws barring candidate coordination with such groups.