Secretary of State - Contributions; Campaign Finance Statements - Allocation of expenses between candidates.


Published: 2016-01-25

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Expenditures including in-kind contributions and independent expenditures made on behalf of more than one clearly identified candidate shall be attributed to each such candidate according to the benefit reasonably expected to be derived. For example, in the case of a publication or broadcast communication, the attribution shall be determined by the proportion of space or time devoted to each candidate as compared to the total space or time devoted to all candidates.

An expenditure made by a candidate or the candidate's campaign committee with the consent of, in coordination, cooperation, or consultation with, or at the request or suggestion of another candidate or campaign committee shall be reported as an in-kind contribution to the candidate or campaign committee on whose behalf the expenditure was made, except that expenditures made by party committees or legislative campaign funds need only be reported as an expenditure.

Expenditures for rent, personnel, overhead, general administrative, fund-raising, and other day-to-day costs of political parties or legislative campaign funds need not be attributed to individual candidates, unless these expenditures are made on behalf of a clearly identified candidate and the expenditure can be directly attributed to that candidate.

Expenditures for educational campaign seminars, for training of campaign workers, and for registration or get-out-the-vote drives of political parties or legislative campaign funds need not be attributed to individual candidates unless these expenditures are made on behalf of a clearly identified candidate, and the expenditure can be directly attributed to that candidate.

Last updated July 14, 2021 at 4:18 PM