campaign finance law

Slap on the Wrist: Washington State Fines Facebook $25 Million Fine for Campaign Finance Violations

Facebook (now known as Meta) was fined almost $25 million on Wednesday for intentionally and repeatedly violating Washington State’s campaign finance laws. Attorney General Bob Ferguson claims it is the largest campaign finance penalty ever issued in the United States, but the fine is less than a rounding error for Mark Zuckerberg’s giant, which enjoyed annual profits of $46.7 billion in 2021.

Mark Zuckerberg at Georgetown

Campaign Finance Questions Swirl Around Potential PA GOP Gubernatorial Contender Doug Mastriano

Pennsylvania State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), a potential Republican gubernatorial candidate in the Keystone State, has been accused by critics of violating campaign finance laws, as they say he is essentially campaigning for governor of the state without a formal campaign committee set up, soliciting donations through his committee. Mastriano, however, adamantly asserts he is in compliance with Pennsylvania campaign finance law — which is a relatively nebulous legal landscape, according to experts.

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2020, file photo, state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends a hearing of the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee in Gettysburg, Pa. The most closely watched attempts by Republicans to investigate and turn up widespread fraud in a battleground state lost by former President …

Election Law Experts: Jeb Bush is Violating Campaign Finance Laws

“I have to tell you, I’ve looked at this thing that Jeb Bush has created, I don’t know how in the world that’s legal,” campaign finance lawyer Cleta Mitchell tells Breitbart News, referring to his formation of a leadership PAC and Super PAC, but no known “testing the waters” account.

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