Campaign Finance


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State’s Political-Spending Rules Fail To Make The Grade ā€” Again

New Hampshire’s campaign-finance regulations are a jumble of contradictions, a fact that people who study the issue never fail to point out. A year ago, a consortium of good-government types awarded the Granite State a “D” for political financing, citing how easy it is for donors to get around the dollar limits on contributions. Last […]

Outside Spending Plays Large Role In N.H. Campaigns

This article was written by Brian Wallstin for NHPR. In the days leading up to the September 11 primary, a Manchester-based political action committee called New Hampshire Republicans for Freedom and Equality launched a direct-mail campaign to support the re-election of 40 Republican House members who helped turn back efforts to repeal the state’s same-sex […]

Gov. Candidate Kevin Smith Sees Big Benefit From Campaign Finance Loophole

Ed. Note: This story was reported by contributor Brian Wallstin. No candidate in theĀ Ā 2012 gubernatorial race benefitedĀ more from a major loophole in New Hampshire’sĀ political-finance regulationsĀ thanĀ Republican Kevin Smith. State election law limits corporate campaign contributions to $7,000 per election cycle, the same as individual donors. But nothing in the law prohibits multiple limited-liability companies controlled by […]

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