This morning’s CalBuzz post features a story on the debate of whether Gavin Newsom can raise money from people who gave him money for his Governor campaign for the LG campaign. Hmm…good question.
Of course, Garry South, who is consulting for Hahn’s campaign after bleeding Gavin’s Gov. campaign dry, thinks that he can’t tap that same maxed-out donor base. By the by, very interesting that South was denigrating the LG position from his pricey perch at Gavin’s Gov campaign, and now seems to be all about the Numero Dos gig. Interesting.
The Exec. Dir of the FPPC, Roman Porter, believes that he can raise money from these same donors, on the theory that it is a different race. I’m inclined to agree when given this language:
Except a candidate for governor, a candidate for statewide elective office may not accept from a person any contribution totaling more than $6,500 per election.
I think the key is how you read “statewide elective office.” Does that mean a single office, or any statewide elective office. There’s not any solid caselaw to answer the question, so if somebody gets around to suing, there could be some interesting litigation.