Foreign states or foreign legal entities cannot make direct or indirect donations to a political candidate. No restriction is mentioned regarding foreign physical persons, and there is no provision regarding the requirement to raise all or the majority of funds within a candidate’s home constituency. Political parties also are prohibited from receiving contributions from foreign states or foreign legal entities.So, if you're reading, ABC researcher, check out this source.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
French Campaign Finance Laws
A researcher from ABC News called me yesterday to ask whether a contribution to Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign by Muammar Qaddafi (if made as alleged by Mediapart) would be illegal under French campaign finance laws. I didn't know the answer at the time, but I have since discovered a good (US!!) source on French campaign finance laws, which gives an ambiguous answer: