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California Fair Elections Act Of 2008; Definitions   

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"Effective expenditures" for a nonparticipating candidate means the amount spent plus any independent electioneering expenditures intended to help elect the candidate minus any expenditure treated as an independent electioneering expenditure intended to defeat the candidate. For a participating candidate, it means the amount of Fair Elections funding the candidate has received plus any independent electioneering expenditures intended to help elect the candidate minus any expenditure treated as an independent electioneering expenditure intended to defeat the candidate.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 735, Sec. 4.)