|Submitted||March 17, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:
I am requesting a list of all of the National Rifle Association's lobbying expenditures in Maine from January 1, 2013 to March 14, 2017 that list "Starboard Strategic Inc." as a vendor. The list should include the amount of the expense, the type/purpose of the expense, and the the date of the expense.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
We have received your request, but the Department of the Secretary of State does not oversee any aspect of lobbying, so we do not have any responsive documents. You will want to redirect your request to the Maine Ethics Commission. http://www.maine.gov/ethics/
Kristen Schulze Muszynski
Director of Communications
Department of the Secretary of State
148 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333