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    to on-line media.

    According to the Washington Post report of this story (here), Republican gov. nominee Meg Whitman, in 2010, paid several bloggers for comment -- a fact that was only disclosed after the election.

    Campaigns already are required to report expenditures for advertising, media consultants, etc., which the Whitman campaign did.  It looks to me like California's FPPC is simply closing a loophole that came about because of new technology.

    And since it requires the campaign to report its expenditures (not that the blogger report it), and applies only over $500, I don't see it as terribly burdensome.  

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