Q&A: Political ad tagline

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From The Courier-Times (New Castle):

Q: Some private party citizens want to run an ad about a mayoral candidate. What should the “paid for by” tagline say?

A: The tagline saying who paid for the ad must include one of the following, which ever applies:

• Authorized by (candidate’s name).

• Authorized by the campaign committee of (candidate’s name).

• Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s campaign committee.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

 

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