Title

Article on Maine's campaign finance law, with a focus on rules governing busines

Authors

Chris Churchill

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-1-2006

Pages

1, 16-18

Abstract

Article on Maine's campaign finance law, with a focus on rules governing business participation in political campaigns. State law limits gubernatorial campaign contributions to $500 per company per election, either in cash or donated time and work. The Cianbro Corp. recently admitted that employees gave $68,609 to Peter Cianchette in his 2002 run for governor. Company officials say the violation was involuntary and that most of the donation came in the form of materials and labor used to make and distribute campaign signs. Businesses face no limits on how much they give to political action committees or political parties in Maine. Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Commission Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, added that companies are free to donate office space and equipment, as well as to distribute voter information guides that recommend a vote for a particular candidate. Details. With a related article on how Meredith Strang Burgess, owner of Burgess Advertising & Associates, is using her firm's services to help her campaign for House District 108.

Subjects

Campaign funds, Governors Election Maine

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