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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
can Romney at least tell them or ask them to cease any potential negative attack ads aimed at Gingrich or someone else?

I'm no expert on the law here, but if I understand correctly, no one in a candidate's campaign is permitted to have any dealings with a PAC--and vice-versa.

11 posted on 01/04/2012 8:21:53 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

You obviously don’t remember the way that George Bush and John McCain handled the Swift Boaters, do you? They did everything they could to let the public know that they considered the Swift Boaters to be the enemy, damn Karl Rove to hell.

Campaign Finance Reform law says a PAC can’t say, “Vote against socialists like Scott Brown.” But it can say, “Tell Scott Brown you reject his socialist policies.” Therefore, I’m sure that while a candidate can’t say, “RomneyPAC, quit digging up dirt on Herman Cain,” he absolutely can say, “I find it appalling that Republican PACs are digging up sexual accusations against Republican competitors, and I find it all the more infuriating that some of these are even doing it in my name, and that campaign finance reform says I can’t tell them to stop it.”


13 posted on 01/04/2012 8:40:46 PM PST by dangus
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To: freespirited
That's BS. Romney on any given day can issue a public statement that he wants no "negative attack ads" broadcast in his name.

It's called the First Amendment and it applies to candidates.

19 posted on 01/04/2012 10:28:00 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: freespirited
That's BS. Romney on any given day can issue a public statement that he wants no "negative attack ads" broadcast in his name.

It's called the First Amendment and it applies to candidates.

20 posted on 01/04/2012 10:28:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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