Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:44 AM
Lasher (23,573 posts)
2012 election leaves W.Va. super PAC in its wake
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's first so-called super political action committee is considering its post-2012 election options after winning a temporary federal court ruling allowing its donors to contribute unlimited amounts.
The PAC, Stay the Course West Virginia, was one of several groups that funded independent ad campaigns last year. It also filed a challenge of state campaign laws meant to regulate independent expenditure PACs. The lawsuit prompted an August order from U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston that temporarily blocked $1,000-per-election cap on contributions to such groups. The case remains is, with Stay the Course seeking a final ruling that permanently strikes down the contribution limit and prevents county prosecutors from enforcing it.
Spokesman Jason Parsons says the group hasn't decided whether it will take part in future elections. But it considers its 2012 effort a success, as it was formed to help re-elect Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. After the Democrat won a special election the previous year for an unexpired term, voters gave Tomblin a full four-year term in November. His inauguration ceremony is Monday.
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Response to Lasher (Original post)
Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:19 AM
graham4anything (11,464 posts)
1. The author of this article posted above has misworded the title.
it makes it sound the reverse of what the article states.
SFGate needs a better headline editor
(not talking about the OP here, talking about the writer in the article that the title came from)
Wish all democrats had super pacs nationwide, and had nationwide funding
Money is a good thing if it elects a good candidate.
As money isn't going anywhere out of elections, we need to be in it to win it, and do whatever it takes to get $1 more than the other side and win every local,state and federal race there is.
While money can't buy the Senate and President races,
money indeed is needed in house, governor and mayor and lower races.
Make West Virginia totally blue.
Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)
Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:22 AM
Lasher (23,573 posts)
2. I hope this super PAC concentrates on the legislature
We lost considerable ground there in November. We've had a Democratic legislature so long, lots of people are unaware of the things that could happen if Republicans take over there.