Ethics opinion tackles joint fundraising committees

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State law bars candidates and political parties from forming joint fundraising committees similar to how they're used at the federal level to raise money, share the costs of fundraising, and split the proceeds, a new state ethics opinion says.

The ethics commission this week issued a two-page opinion that said state law prohibits candidates and political parties from joining together to create a political action committee similar to a strategy employed at the national level to raise money from mega donors.

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