Van Ostern political fundraising spurs bill to block PACs from secretary of state race
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It was the most expensive Secretary of State race in New Hampshire history. Now, some lawmakers are pushing to scale back the public fundraising.
A bill debated Thursday would prohibit candidates for New Hampshire’s secretary of state and treasurer from forming political advocacy committees to raise money, months after Colin Van Ostern amassed more than $200,000 in an unsuccessful bid to take down incumbent Bill Gardner.