The Dillard Doctrine

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“Experience” (and a lack of)

The first ad from Bob McDonnell:

Not too long ago, “Common Sense Virginia,” a front group for the Democratic Governors’ Association, put out an ad trying to link McDonnell to the VA House of Delegate’s rejection of some federal stimulus funds. Well, turns out that in the midst of their rush to attack, someone forgot to google Virginia’s laws on 527s (from the Richmond Times Dispatch, with a h/t to Bearing Drift):

The State Board of Elections is levying a $2,500 penalty against the Democratic Governors Association, which has funneled nearly $2.2 million to a group running a TV ad critical of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.

Virginia law requires a 527 committee to register with the State Board of Elections when it gives $10,000 or more to a Virginia candidate or political organization. The 527 committee also must disclose the sources of its money.

The DGA has not reported any source contributions to the state since April 15.

Stay classy, guys. Maybe one of your donations will be able to provide you with some legal expertise. Virginia’s a little different ball game from the rest of the country.




Written by Coby Dillard

May 13, 2009 at 7:41 am

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