Vermont settles campaign finance lawsuit with Dubie

MONTPELIER — Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says the state has settled a campaign finance lawsuit against the Republican Governor’s Association and the losing GOP candidate in the 2010 election, Brian Dubie.
The settlement found the RGA and Dubie violated Vermont’s campaign finance laws by exceeding the $6,000 limit on contributions from PACs to candidates.
The RGA is going to pay a civil penalty of $30,000. Dubie will pay a civil penalty of $10,000 and make a contribution of $10,000 to the Vermont Foodbank.
The state’s 2011 complaint determined the Dubie campaign shared confidential polling data with the RGA that led to media expenditures that were not reported as campaign donations.
The attorney general’s office filed suit after receiving a complaint from the Vermont Democratic Party on Oct. 21, 2010.

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