May 27, 2004

Paying for Post-Convention Advertising

A blog reader sends along the following question:

    If Kerry were spend money raised prior to the convention on advertising that would run after the convention, would that violate the spending cap?

    I notice that Bush Cheney has already purchased Olympics spots, which will run in August between the conventions.

    Could the Kerry camp do the same with pre-nomination raised funds?

    Could they do the same with other campaign expenditures? Like salaries, fuel contracts for his plane, signage contracts, rent and other media buys?

Great questions. I don't know the answer. If anyone sends answers to the election law list, I'll post a link as an update here. UPDATE: Trevor Potter replies here.

Posted by Rick Hasen at May 27, 2004 09:30 AM