Legislation authorizing a candidate for state office to raise funds for Super PACs that can then spend those funds to help elect that candidate was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. The new law allows candidates to raise money for Super PACs, unrestricted by donor limits that apply to candidate fundraising, that can then support them and oppose their opponents.
Opponents of the new law say that it makes meaningless the limits on how much PACs and individuals can contribute to candidates’ committees. The new law also prohibits coordination between an independent committee and a candidate on how the independent committee would spend money raised in support of a candidate. However, it would also allow a candidate or those working on behalf of a candidate to solicit money for the independent committee.