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Santa Fe Campaign Finance, Disclosure Law Survives Appeal

Aug. 3, 2021, 7:01 PM

A political advocacy group failed to convince the Tenth Circuit to revive its lawsuit challenging a Santa Fe, N.M., campaign finance and disclosure law because it doesn’t have standing to file the lawsuit, the court ruled Tuesday.

Rio Grande Foundation sued the city over Section 9-2.6 of the city’s campaign code, which was updated in 2015 to include disclosure requirements for campaign spending. The law requires anyone who makes expenditures of $250 or more on ballot or candidate public communications during a Santa Fe election to disclose certain information, including the names, addresses, and occupations of donors.

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