Regulators Give Press Exemption to Missouri Political Blog

1 decade 2 years 2 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The site called www.FiredUpMissouri.com. The site is run by veteran Democratic operative Roy Temple. Federal regulators have now ruled that the site qualifies for a press exemption from the laws on reporting campaign finance activity. Temple calls the ruling a victory for free speech. Other bloggers have also hailed the decision. Critics including campaign finance reform groups disagree. They say the Web site should not be treated like the press because it endorses political candidates and urges readers to donate money toward Democratic campaigns. But the Federal Election Commission says being partisan doesn't disqualify a web site from the press exemption.

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