Monday, May 12, 2008

Gore to Report Names of "$300 Million" Contributors?

Don't hold your breath, I'm still waiting for the Live Earth folks to report the gross revenues and net contributions of last year's concerts.
From the New York Sun:

Lawyers: Gore's Pelosi Ad May Violate Election Law

...The Alliance, which was founded by Vice President Gore and is funded in part by his Nobel Peace Prize award, is a nonprofit corporation organized in the District of Columbia and headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. Most corporations are barred from making donations to federal campaigns. According to Mr. Bopp, even an unincorporated group would be limited to a single $2,300 gift for the primary. “This is no doubt way over $2,300,” he said. The ad could also trigger a requirement for Mr. Gore’s group to report publicly on its donors, campaign finance lawyers said.

In response to questions about the legality of the ad, a spokesman for Ms. Pelosi put some distance between the speaker and the ad’s sponsors. “We were pleased to participate in the Alliance’s nonpartisan effort on climate protection,” the aide, Drew Hammill, said in an e-mail statement. “We didn’t coordinate with the Alliance and trusted they would run the ad only where it was proper and legal.”>>>MORE