"11.1203 Coordination. (1)
No political action committee, independent 11
expenditure committee, other person required to report under s. 11.1001, or 12
individual may make an expenditure for express advocacy for the benefit of a 13
candidate that is coordinated with that candidate, candidate's committee, or 14
candidate's agent, nor with any legislative campaign committee of the candidate's 15
political party, or a political party, in violation of the contribution limits under s. 16
11.1101 or the source restrictions under s. 11.1112.
(a) For purposes of this section, an expenditure for express advocacy is 18
coordinated if any of the following applies:
1. The candidate, candidate's agent, legislative campaign committee of the 20
candidate's political party, or the candidate's political party communicates directly 21
with the political action committee, independent expenditure committee, other 22
person, or individual making the expenditure to specifically request that the political 23
action committee, independent expenditure committee, other person, or individual 24
make the expenditure that benefits the candidate and the political action committee,
independent expenditure committee, other person, or individual explicitly assents 2
to the request before making the expenditure.
2. The candidate, candidate's agent, legislative campaign committee of the 4
candidate's political party, or the candidate's political party exercises control over the 5
expenditure or the content, timing, location, form, intended audience, number, or 6
frequency of the communication.
(b) If an expenditure for express advocacy is coordinated, but not in violation 8
of the coordination prohibitions under sub. (1), all of the following apply:
1. The political action committee or independent expenditure committee 10
making the expenditure shall report the expenditure as required under this chapter.
2. The candidate committee shall report the expenditure as a contribution.
None of the following are considered coordinated communications 13
prohibited under this section:
(a) Candidates endorsing and soliciting contributions for other candidates.
(b) Candidates, candidate committees, legislative campaign committees, and 16
political parties responding to inquiries about a candidate's or political party's 17
position on legislative or policy issues.
(c) Using publicly available information to create, produce, or distribute a 19
communication if sub. (2) does not apply to such use.".
No person may make or accept a contribution, make a disbursement, make 22
an expenditure, or incur an obligation in violation of 11 CFR 110.20
and 52 USC