Independent gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina says he hasn’t violated Vermont’s campaign finance law by accepting contributions of more than $1,000 from some donors, despite statements to the contrary from Secretary of State Deb Markowitz.
And Pollina — who switched from Progressive to independent last month — says he’s being discriminated against as an independent.
Vermont campaign finance law allows donors to give gubernatorial candidates $1,000 per election, meaning they can donate that much for both a primary and a gubernatorial election.
Independents, who don’t run in primaries, are limited to $1,000 from each donor for the general election.
That means Pollina — who collected larger donations from some contributors while he was a Progressive — might have to return some of them. But he says he doesn’t read the law that way.