Fri March 28, 2014
Delaware GOP Wants Tighter Campaign Finance Laws
GOP lawmakers in Delaware want to change the way campaign finance laws are carried out.
The legislation would require political action committees to provide information on the employment records of the contributors as well as whistle-blower protection for those who reveal campaign finance violations.
In addition, it would require better detail on political contributions made jointly by more than one person.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that Representative Deborah Hudson issued a statement that said she was confident her measures would address the public concerns about improving the campaign finance laws.
The Republican proposals come on the heels a call by a special prosecutor in the campaign finance case of Democratic Governor Jack Markell and other political figures in Delaware.
Special prosecutor Norman Veasy’s report took special note of the 2008 scandal that found two high profiled contributors had broken campaign laws by reimbursing others who gave to Markell’s gubernatorial campaign in order to get around limits on individual contributions.