Super PAC with ties to Baker accused of breaking law
Pays $17,500 to resolve the campaign finance allegations
MASSACHUSETTS REGULATORS accused a super PAC with close ties to Gov. Charlie Baker of breaking state campaign finance law by holding a fundraiser in July where the governor was the guest of honor.
The super PAC, called Massachusetts Majority, agreed to settle the charge by agreeing to “purge” $17,500 that was raised at the event.
The law, according to an enforcement letter sent to a lawyer representing the super PAC and Baker, bars candidates from financing traditional PACs or super PACs, which can raise unlimited amounts of money but are barred from coordinating with any candidate.
The state Office of Campaign and Political Finance said using Baker’s name on an invitation to the fundraiser at the UMass Club on July 25 in Boston violated the law.
The letter, dated December 8, was addressed to a lawyer in Alexandria, Virginia, who apparently represents the super PAC. The enforcement action was first reported by the Boston Globe.