Ralph Northman Signed Off On Race Baiting Ad

UPDATE: Northam campaign denies they approved the ad, though the filings still indicate that this was a coordinated effort. Also, there is no independent expenditure from Latino Victory Fund. Let’s go the VA lawon that campaign activity:

An expenditure made by any person or political committee that is not made to, controlled by, coordinated with, or made with the authorization of a candidate, his campaign committee, or an agent of the candidate or his campaign committee. It includes an expenditure made by a candidate campaign committee (i) that is not related to the candidate’s own campaign and (ii) that is not made to, controlled by, coordinated with, or made with the authorization of a different candidate, his campaign committee, or an agent of that candidate or his campaign committee.

That could provide Northam some cover for his defense that this wasn’t a coordinated effort, except when you go through LVF’s election filings, there is no independent expenditure report. Phil Kerpen of American Commitment torched Northam’s conduct during this whole fiasco:

Indeed, the Latino Victory Fund?—?the group which ran the ad?—?has not made any independent expenditures in Virginia and therefore has filed no campaign disclosures of their own. Coordinated communications are instead reported by the official campaign as an in-kind contribution

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