- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Sean Parnell’s re-election campaign is seeking clarification on a law prohibiting gubernatorial candidates from soliciting or accepting contributions in Juneau when the Legislature is in session.

Campaign manager Jerry Gallagher, in making the request to the Alaska Public Offices Commission, said the law predates the widespread use of websites and email for contributions.

The commission’s campaign disclosure coordinator, in a draft advisory opinion, said the campaign may solicit contributions through its website and social media page, noting such fundraising doesn’t specifically target anyone in Juneau and contributions are deposited to an Anchorage bank. The draft says email solicitations must tell recipients they cannot contribute in the City and Borough of Juneau during session.

The commission is scheduled to consider the issue later this month.

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