Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Complaint alleges Press Herald broke election law by donating ad space"

The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices is investigating whether the Portland Press Herald violated campaign finance laws when almost $50,000 of donated ad space was used for an ad urging voters to vote "yes" on a November 2 ballot measure. 
A newspaper executive says the newspaper donated the ads to the chamber of commerce for its use (in its discretion), not for use in a political campaign. The ads did not indicate that the newspaper had donated the space.
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