posted on December 05, 2011 10:34
Welcome to the NFL, and strap on your helmets.
From now on, every campaign is going to be under scrutiny for potential violations – not just by the state, but also by opposition researchers.
Democrats are loaded for bear. They feel they’ve been unfairly targeted by a new enforcement zealousness. They intend to put the same shoes on Republican feet.
Given the complexity and uncertainty of campaign-finance laws – and the inevitable chaos of campaigns – there will be plenty of trouble to go around.
As one Raleigh hand said of last week’s indictments, “If those are felonies, there are a lot of felons walking around.”