Alaska Dispatch: Despite similar messages, Senate campaigns say there's no coordination with outside groups

Nathaniel Herz
Sep 21, 2014
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Those claims are likely to go untested over the course of the race because the Federal Election Commission “doesn’t enforce,” said Larry Noble, who was general counsel for the commission from 1987 to 2000 and now works as an attorney at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

“If they say, ‘We put up a firewall, there’s not much sharing of information,’ you take their word for it,” Noble said.

The six-member Federal Election Commission has not proactively policed the relationships between outside groups and candidates, and its three Democrats and three Republicans frequently deadlock when voting on whether to initiate investigations, Noble said.

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