The write-in campaign for Mayor Adrian Fenty must stop using the signs left over from Fenry's primary race, city campaign finance authorities have ruled.
A complaint Separate complaints filed by civic watchdog Dorothy Brizill and attorney Brian Lederer, representing the Vincent Gray campaign, alleged that the write-in group, aka "Save DC Now," illegally used signs and other primary campaign materials. The Office of Campaign Finance agreed. In an order published yesterday, it found that the write-in supporters "used campaign literature circulated initially by the Fenty 2010 Principal Campaign Committee in violation of the Campaign Finance Act and failed to place the disclaimer notices ... on campaign literature. The campaign literature was used without the authority of the Fenty 2010 Committee, and the literature was neither donated nor contributed by the Fenty 2010 Committee to the Save DC Now Committee."
The committee has been "ordered to cease and desist from the use of campaign literature" from Fenty's primary campaign. Continued use of the materials, the order said, could result in $500 fines.
The decision was first reported by Washington City Paper.
-- Mike DeBonis