Sanders and Leahy each take in about $30,000 in July-Sept. campaign finance reporting period.
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Thrifty Sanders leads the field with $4 million in the bank; Leahy has $1.6 million; Welch, the only candidate up for re-election in 2014, has $1.2 million.
“Too much money” certainly does not seem to be the problem in Vermont, where only candidates for governor spend a lot of money …
Senate differs with recent House-approved campaign finance measures, calls for conference committee to resolve the disputes; Galbraith draws ire of some senators.
The chief controversy involves the expense of a lawsuit the state could face if it enacts such a cap.
“We’ve done a lot of firsts in Vermont. I’m wondering if this isn’t the time to take this step right off the diving board, and say, OK, we’ll take it to the Supreme Court if we have to,” said Rep. Donna Sweaney.
The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems spent about $108,000; Vermont State Employee Association spent $92,500.
The Citizens United decision suggests that stricter and more frequent disclosures of spending and donations to such entities could withstand judicial scrutiny.
Tayt Brooks, who founded and operates Vermonters First, told VTDigger that the mailings are part of its strategy to “bring balance to the debate over critical issues facing the state.”
Sorrell’s office argued that the RGA’s radio and TV ad blitz, worth about $242,000, was an illegal donation far exceeding this limit.
Senators voted 19-11 to eliminate the ban on corporate money in what some called a “gut and study” proposal that calls for the Secretary of State to issue a report on the matter in December.
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