WMUR - NH Attorney General: Contributions from limited partnerships, LLPs remain legal in state elections
Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins said the finding was a major change to state campaign finance law. She said the finding also allows labor unions to make contributions.
In a statement shared with WMUR, she said:
“There’s no question that Chris Sununu accepted nearly $20,000 in illegal campaign contributions, but what the attorney general’s letter makes clear is that the law on the books is different than how the AG’s Office has enforced it over the years.
"In the coming days, our organization will decide whether to appeal the ruling or to let it stand.
"What is most significant about this ruling is that it signals the attorney general’s office will allow both LLPs and unions to make these types of donations.
"We’ve said all along that Sununu would either have to return the illegal campaign contributions or there would be a major change to campaign finance law in New Hampshire, and that’s held true.”
In July, Sununu vetoed legislation that addressed contributions by limited liability corporations, or LLCs. Click here for that report.