(a) A candidate, campaign treasurer, or committee shall not receive any contributions, make any expenditures, or receive or make any transfer of money or anything of value:
(1) for any purpose other than those directly related:
(A) in the case of the candidate, to his own campaign; or
(B) in the case of a campaign treasurer or committee, to the campaign of the candidate, question, or issue with which they are directly associated; or
(2) to support the campaigns of candidates other than the candidate, for whom the funds were collected or with whom the campaign treasurer or committee is directly associated; or
(3) to campaign against any other candidate not directly opposing the candidate for whom the funds were collected or with whom the campaign treasurer or committee is directly associated; provided, that a candidate, campaign treasurer or committee may purchase from its campaign fund not more than 2 tickets for each testimonial or fundraising affair as defined in 6.1713 and 6.1714, respectively, held by another candidate, committee, or party.
(b) This section may not be construed to prohibit a party from supporting more than 1 candidate, or. to prohibit joint expenditure by 2 or more candidates seeking election to multiple offices from the same district whether the expenditures are equally or unequally incurred among those candidates; provided, that the allocation of expenditures between the candidates is based upon reasonable objective standards. The party or candidates, whichever is applicable, shall make the initial allocation between candidates. If the allocation is disallowed by the Commission, and the allocation of expenditures is not corrected as prescribed by the Commission within the time allowed by the Commission, then the amount of the allocation found to be unreasonable by the Commission shall be presumed to be a transfer of funds in violation of this section.History: 1977, PL 15-32 § 1.