The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal) continued to call out the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) for its questionable campaign finance activity.
. In today’s letter to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), MassFiscal highlights how two staff members of ELM appear to be acting as “agents” to coordinate endorsements, campaign donations, and independent expenditures of ELM, ELM’s Super PAC, ELM’s regular PAC, and ELM’s 501(c)(4). Recently, all four entities appeared to operate in a concerted manner to benefit Michelle Wu’s campaign for Mayor, with Elizabeth Henry and Casey Bowers common agents linking all four entities together. To view a copy of the complaint letter, please click here.
“Super PACs cannot coordinate their independent expenditures and if they do, it will have an unfair advantage in the upcoming Boston Mayoral race. We hope OCPF will review this matter before any further expenditures are made that could influence the outcome of the election,” said Paul Diego Craney, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.
“MassFiscal supports more freedom of expression and more voices in elections, but we also believe the same rules should apply to all organizations and rules should be enforced equally. ELM is not entitled to special rules,” concluded Craney.