Or, as Robert Kelner, a Washington campaign finance lawyer, told NPR’s Overby:
Given all these different ways that you can spend your money without generating a national news story, certainly I think a lot of corporate executives are saying this is just a reminder to use all those other tools that we have in our tool kit…
…adding, Call me! (Not really).
The lesson, in other words: When using company money to make political donations, be sure to do so in a way that does not also make headlines. It turns out, it could get easier for Target and other Minnesota-based companies to do just that: supporters of gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer filed a motion in U.S. District Court to overturn the state disclosure requirement that brought Target’s contribution to light.