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Michael Toner Discusses How Campaigns and Super PACs Legally Communicate

Bloomberg Businessweek
August 28, 2014

Michael E. Toner, co-chair of Wiley Rein’s Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, was quoted in an article published today in Bloomberg Businessweek about ways in which campaigns can provide information and send signals to outside organizations and political action committees (PACs) without running afoul of the coordination restrictions contained in the federal election laws.  “This election cycle, we’re seeing Super PACs fully installed in virtually every competitive Senate race, and are now seeing them migrate down into competitive House races,” said Mr. Toner, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC).  Commenting on how campaigns send signals to Super PACs and other outside groups, Toner observed that “[p]eople have just become more sophisticated on how to do it,” he added.  “How much information to put out, what kind of information to put out there.”  To read the entire article, click here.