Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel: Maine’s Rep. Bruce Poliquin signs deal with Republican group for campaign fundingSep 8, 2015
“I question whether (the NRCC) can do an independent expenditure with anyone who signs one of these things because they’re basically helping run the campaign,” said Noble, a former legal counsel for the Federal Election Commission. “They’re requiring the campaign to meet certain standards and to provide so much information about how the campaign is going to operate, the issues it’s going to deal with, what its proposals are going to be. To me, that really undermines the NRCC’s ability to do any independent expenditures.”
Portland Press Herald: Poliquin’s office, national Republican group deny reports of improper campaign coordinationSep 8, 2015
“They’re requiring the campaign to meet certain standards and to provide so much information about how the campaign is going to operate, the issues it’s going to deal with, what its proposals are going to be,” Larry Noble, chief legal counsel for the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C. and a former legal counsel for the Federal Election Commission, told the Press Herald last week. “To me, that really undermines the NRCC’s ability to do any independent expenditures.”
“The money has to be his money,” said Larry Noble, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington, D.C.-based campaign watchdog. “If he took the money out of a corporation and then funneled it into the campaign, then he would have several legal problems.”
- Sep 4, 2015
"We're seeing the collapse of campaign finance regulations," said Larry Noble, a former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission who is now with the reform-focused Campaign Legal Center.
- Sep 3, 2015
"It shows the absurdity with which the campaign finance laws are being interpreted and enforced," said Larry Noble, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, which accused Bush and other White House contenders earlier this year of violating campaign finance laws before they officially entered the presidential race.
“It’s purely political. From what I’ve seen there are no legal ramifications,” said Larry Noble, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. “There are no penalties for not doing it, and I’m not sure what they could do to him other than make a political issue of it.”
- Sep 2, 2015
Elections law scholar Trevor Potter said Trump fits squarely what Larry Lessig defines as 'the dependency system' where "public officials become dependent on their donors and, therefore, don't want to upset them."
- Sep 2, 2015
Lawrence Noble, a lawyer for the watchdog group Campaign Legal Center, believes such events — including town hall meetings held by Bobby Jindal’s super-PAC — are legally questionable.
- Aug 27, 2015
Government watchdog groups like Common Cause and Campaign Legal Center are pushing for the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling.
- Aug 27, 2015
In a letter to committee leaders that raises concern that Congress is turning its back on public disclosure requirements, critics pointed to administrative rules the committee allegedly violated in its handling of the months-long probe.