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Larry Norton was quoted in a December 24, 2015 The Washington Post article on the need to update the Federal Election Commission's coordination regulation to address super PACs. The Federal Election Commission recently allowed federal candidates to solicit contributions for super PACs by meeting in small groups. The green light means that an elected official or candidate can meet privately with just one wealthy donor and one super PAC operative to discuss fundraising for the group, a decision that is causing some concern over the possibility of corruption. Many activities are still left without guidance, and veteran campaign finance attorneys say there is an urgent need for the commission to lay down a clear set of comprehensive rules about what interaction between candidates and independent groups is permissible, especially after the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision transformed the fundraising landscape.