Apparently unsatisfied with merely pushing the legal limits, Tim has moved straight into violating campaign finance law:
State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, an independent gubernatorial candidate already facing questions about his fund-raising practices, today sent a fund-raising appeal to the official government e-mail address of every state representative and state senator, in violation of campaign finance laws.
Jason Tait, a spokesman for the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, said state law expressly prohibits sending such appeals to a government employee’s official e-mail address.
“The campaign finance laws prohibit solicitations in government buildings,” Tait said. “That includes sending solicitations by snail mail, verbal solicitations and e-mail solicitations.”
Cahill’s campaign acknowledged the violation and apologized for it in an e-mail three hours later to state legislators.