Kaine Campaign Earns Fine from SBE
Friday, November 04, 2005 :::
Via Chad comes word that the Kaine campaign has been fined by the State Board of Elections for its now-famous mailer that was designed to look like it came from the Virginia Club for Growth (complete with the GOP elephant logo on the carrier). From an RGA press release we learn:
The Board of Elections, in response to a complaint filed by the Republican Governors Association ("RGA") against the Kaine campaign, unanimously ruled that the disclaimer on the Kaine campaign's deceptive mailer did not meet the requirement of Virginia law to be "conspicuous." The Board of Elections then unanimously voted to issue the maximum allowable fine ($100) against the Kaine campaign. Next, the Board discussed whether the Kaine violation was intentional or "knowing" under VA law, and because of the seriousness of the violation unanimously referred it to the Commonwealth's Attorney to further investigate and potentially prosecute.
Oh boy...a whole $100 fine. That'll show 'em!
The CA referral, however, is another matter. Sure, nothing will happen between now and Tuesday. But it's another example of Kaine running right up to the line -- and in this case, crossing it -- to get elected.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 11/04/2005