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Alabama: FCC violation leads to one candidate contributing to opponent

The Sand Mountain Reporter reports: Alabama House District 26 Republican Candidate Kerry Rich contributed $250 to competitor Peggie Haney?s campaign, according to reports filed with the Secretary of State?s Office.

Rich said he was required to make the contribution to Haney?s campaign to compensate her for radio time because he remained on the air at his radio station 88.5 WJIA after entering the race for the seat. ...

According to the FCC, if a radio station allows one candidate to broadcast over its airways, all candidates are entitled to an equal opportunity to broadcast on radio stations and the station cannot censor what any of the candidate’s ads says.

But, there is no requirement for a candidate to go off the air once he starts campaigning for office. Read the whole story --> Sand Mountain Reporter

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