Marjorie Taylor Greene Appeared In A Super PAC Ad Asking For Money. That Might Break The Rules.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Appeared In A Super PAC Ad Asking For Money. That Might Break The Rules.

US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, answers questions from the media during a press conference on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. – The Democratic-led US House voted o… This article originally appeared in ProPublica , a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox . Not long after her election to Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., helped raise money for a super PAC by appearing in a video ad that tests the boundaries of rules limiting fundraising by elected officials. The ad explicitly asks for money for the Stop Socialism Now PAC, an entity that can accept unlimited donations. But candidates and elected officials are not allowed to solicit contributions greater than $5,000, according to campaign finance experts. Greene made the ad with Rick Shaftan, a North Carolina-based consultant whose company also handled ads for Greene’s campaign and works with a gun activism group that has been closely aligned with the freshman lawmaker. Some Republicans have cut their ties to Shaftan over his history of racist remarks . In December, Greene appeared in several ads for the super PAC leading up to Georgia’s two Senate runoffs. “It’s time to fight back now before it’s too late,” Greene said in one of the videos . Immediately after she leaves the screen, a voice-over urges viewers to “make a contribution today.” Under federal law , candidates and elected officials cannot “solicit, receive, […]

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