Skip to comments.Circumventing Money Limits in Md. Campaigns (Florida,Maryland)
Posted on 09/30/2002 8:23:14 AM PDT by Donald Stone
Circumventing Money Limits in Md. Campaigns Donors Can Contribute Funds To Parties' Special Accounts
By Matthew Mosk Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, September 30, 2002; Page A01
Florida lawyer Kathleen L. Crotty was so eager to support Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's bid to become Maryland's next governor, she flew to Washington in May to attend a $1,000-a-person fundraiser at the home of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Townsend's uncle.
But when she arrived at the senator's stately mansion, Crotty feared she would be unable to donate, having already given Townsend $4,000, the maximum that Maryland campaign finance laws allow. So on the advice of Townsend's campaign staff, she instead wrote her check to a special fund within the Maryland Democratic Party.
"To be honest, I find the election laws about as easy to solve as Rubik's Cube," she said later. "I knew I might be close to the limit, so I didn't want to take any chances."
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