August 11, 2015

Washington Post quotes Larry Norton on influence of super PACs in presidential election

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Venable partner Larry Norton was quoted in an August 11, 2015 Washington Post article on the influence super PACs are having in the 2016 presidential election. Super PACs, which are not allowed to directly coordinate with candidates they support, can raise unlimited amounts of money and help sustain a struggling campaign. Such groups are likely to dominate elections for the foreseeable future since a polarized Congress and Federal Election Commission are unlikely to rein them in.

"I think the tolerance for risk is going up the more that the law seems to not make much sense and there doesn't seem to be aggressive enforcement," said Norton. "There are clearly some roles for campaign committees, but I think their role is likely to become more and more diminished over time."