Chris Sununu’s Campaign Accepted Nearly $20,000 in Illegal Campaign Contributions
Granite State Progress files election complaint with AG’s office
Concord, NH – Today Granite State Progress filed an election law complaint citing that the candidate committee Friends of Chris Sununu has accepted nearly $20,000 in unlawful contributions from partnerships.
New Hampshire law squarely prohibits contributions by partnerships. RSA 664:4, II prohibits donations from partnerships or by any partner acting in behalf of such partnership. Partnership is defined under New Hampshire law in RSA 304-A:6 to include limited liability partnerships (LLPs). Sununu’s campaign accepted $18,250.00 in partnership donations this cycle – including $7,000 from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy.
Friends of Chris Sununu Campaign Finance Report June 7, 2017
Gexa Energy, LP contribution made 1/24/17 in amount of $7,000
Nixon Peabody, LLP contribution made 5/8/17 in amount of $4,250
Friends of Chris Sununu Campaign Filing, December 6, 2017
Keegan Werlin, LLP contribution made 9/15/17 in amount of $7,000
Statement from Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins: “We call on Governor Sununu to immediately return these illegal campaign contributions. These funds should not be used to influence the election.”
Granite State Progress is a progressive advocacy organization that addresses issues of immediate state and local concern. Granite State Progress works as a communications hub for the progressive community to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems.