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Commission Actions
Meeting of October 28, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
45 Memorial Circle, Augusta, Maine

Present: Walter F. McKee, Esq., Chair; Margaret E. Matheson, Esq., Michael T. Healy, Esq.; Hon. Edward M. Youngblood

1. Request by the Maine Democratic Party concerning Contributions to Paul LePage
The Maine Democratic Party filed a request that the Commission consider whether Paul LePage’s campaign has received contributions from donors which exceed the $750 limitation. The LePage campaign reviewed the contributions and submitted a preliminary response for the Commission’s meeting.

Motion 1: That the Commission find no violation of the contribution limit other than the Dwight contribution.
Made by: Mr. McKee
Seconded by: Ms. Matheson
Vote: 4-0 (motion passed)

Motion 2: That the Commission find a violation with respect to the Dwight contribution which was in excess of $750.
Made by: Mr. McKee
Seconded by: Ms. Matheson
Vote: 4-0 (motion passed)

Motion 3: That the Commission assess no penalty with regard to the Dwight contribution violation.
Made by: Ms. Matheson
Seconded by: Mr. McKee
Vote: 4-0 (motion passed)

2. Request by the Maine Democratic Party concerning the Republican State Leadership Committee
On October 27, 2010, the Maine Democratic Party filed a complaint requesting that the Commission find that the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) filed an independent expenditure report late. The complaint is an amended version an October 25 request for an investigation. The party also requested that the Commission assess civil penalties against the RSLC for the late filing.

Motion: That the Commission find there was a violation due to the late filed independent expenditure report and defer the penalty decision until the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Made by: Mr. McKee
Seconded by: Ms. Matheson
Vote: 4-0 (motion passed)