The LA Times is reporting that the campaign for State Assemblyman David Hadley has been accused of violating state law restricting coordination between a candidate’s official campaign and an independent expenditure committee.
Challenger Al Muratsuchi’s campaign says that it filed a complaint with the State’s Fair Political Practices Commission claiming that Spirit of Democracy, an independent expenditure committee, has paid the same consulting firm that is receiving fees from the official Hadley campaign. Such an arrangement would violate tougher regulations which were approved effect last year.
The owner of the consulting firm, Presson & Associates, claims that the two fees were for different campaigns and that the claims were “preposterous.”
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