However, Bryant clarified that point further.
“It’s acting on behalf of or in opposition to, not on trying to influence,” he said.
Bryant said one Chamber of Commerce mailer clearly was not supporting or opposing a candidate, while others were more questionable. The chamber maintains that the mailers were educational in nature and were not endorsing or opposing a candidate. The chamber did not file a report with the Norman Election Commission.
Bryant was inclined to give the chamber the benefit of the doubt.
“We don’t want to be so picky about some of these provisions that we discourage people from participating in reporting,” Bryant said.
Dr. Richard Hilbert said he would like more detailed information from the Better Norman Advocates group and from the chamber of commerce.