MS-SEN: DSCC violates coordination laws to help Ronnie Musgrove

We are seeing a pattern at the DSCC

Last week,
Talking Points Memo
caught the DSCC at-best skirting campaign
finance laws in Oregon. Even TPM doesn’t buy DSCC spin.

This week, they are at it again, but it is Mississippi. This ad
is running (sorry for the poor quality. This guy videotaped his
television)

As you can see, the ad ends with a DSCC bug, but has the
“likeness” of Ronnie Musgrove. 
Roger Wicker’s campaign documents
that this is not stock
footage, but actually shot last week with DSCC and Musgrove
staff:

The ad featuring Ronnie Musgrove was filmed on
Wednesday, July 9, at the Madison County Economic Development
Authority (MCEDA) and on the Canton square, according to MCEDA
officials. […]

On July 9 Ronnie Musgrove and the Democrat
Senatorial Committee coordinated a film shoot on the Canton Square
and in the offices of the Madison County Economic Development
Authority, less than a week before the ad began running. Contact
info for MCEDA:
http://www.madisoncountyeda.com/board_staff.html

Wicker’s campaign notes that the total of the buy plus previous
expenditures surpasses the legal limit for coordinated
activity:

The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) requires
coordination between a campaign and a National Committee like the
DSCC not to exceed $180,800. The DSCC ad on behalf of Ronnie
Musgrove is valued at an estimated $240,214 (not counting
production costs,
view coordinated expenditures
.)  This ad combined with
previous coordinated expenditures with the DSCC ($55,133 in first
quarter) surpasses the legal limits by $114,547.

This is just crime. The DSCC is knowingly (and now
systematically, based on the Oregon example) violating campaign
finance laws.

Who is next? North Carolina? Alaska? Is this what a Democratic
Congress would bring?

Let’s not find out. Help
Roger Wicker.

Crossposted from
The Next Right