Watchdog group accuses Buttigieg campaign of coordinating with super PAC

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The nonpartisan watchdog group Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday that alleges the Buttigieg campaign improperly coordinated with the super PAC VoteVets on TV advertising in Nevada.

Background: On Feb. 5, Buttigieg campaign senior strategist Michael Halle tweeted, “Pete’s military experience and closing message from Iowa work everywhere especially in Nevada where it’s critical they see this on the air through the caucus.”

  • A week later, VoteVets spent $639,652 to produce and run TV ads in Nevada that emphasized the same messaging from the campaign, per the complaint.
  • The CLC alleges that there is reason to believe the campaign therefore accepted more than $639,000 in “illegal and excessive in-kind contributions,” a violation of federal rules that say candidates can’t consult or suggest how independent groups spend their money.

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12 Comments on Watchdog group accuses Buttigieg campaign of coordinating with super PAC

  1. Fudging the PAC, and packing the fudge…Mayo Pete would prefer to call it more of a “reach-around” than “coordination”.

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  2. How much fudge would a fudgepacker pack,
    if a fudgepacker could pack fudge?

    A fudgepacker could pack as much fudge,
    as a Buttigieg would if a fudgepacker could pack fudge.

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