We Asked, You Answered: Looks Like Mourdock is Good to Raise Money
March 31, 2011 10 Comments
A few days ago, we asked whether or not State Treasurer Richard Mourdock is permitted to raise funds during the long session of the General Assembly since Indiana Code indicates state officers are not permitted to raise money during the session.
We also said we know Richard Mourdock to be a stand-up guy and that there was either an explanation or he was unaware of the rule. As it turns out, there is an explanation.
A helpful reader was able to find an advisory opinion from the FEC on a similar case in Georgia where legislators are not permitted to fundraise during the legislative session. The opinion indicates the FEC supersedes state law on many issues of federal campaigns including this specific fundraising issue.