Making sure you follow your state’s laws seems like a good idea if you’re running for attorney general, but a couple of candidates for the office in Massachusetts seem to have fallen short of that ideal.
After an inquiry by the Boston Globe, the campaigns of Democratic candidates Andrea Campbell and Quentin Palfrey confirmed Tuesday that they did not have compensation for their on-site staff, apparently in violation of state law, the paper reported.
The campaigns, which have been going on for months, said the lack of coverage was an oversight and that they would immediately get coverage.
An official at Ms. Campbell’s campaign said the failure to buy coverage was a mistake by a compliance firm the campaign used, the newspaper said.
While such an oversight is hardly unprecedented, it is notable in a race where Ms. Campbell̵7;s campaign recently ran an ad declaring “no one is above the law,” the Globe noted.