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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