Lowden Yanks Name from Bus Title

AD had the busgate update yesterday.

I had asked Team Lowden on Tuesday whether having Lowden’s name on the bus title – even though they claimed that was done only for insurance purposes – wasn’t going to be the crux of the problem with FEC rules even with a lease agreement in hand.

Holding title indicates ownership, I reasoned, so the value of at least half the bus could feasibly be considered a donation if not otherwise specified in some private agreement.

I never received an answer, but I guess their choice to remove Lowden’s name from the title shows they thought there was a valid concern there.

The FEC won’t rule on this until well after June 8, so it only matters in terms of the possible political fallout for Team Lowden.