Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Holtzman is dismissing a ruling against him on campaign contributions as the equivalent of "a political parking ticket."
Holtzman says he doesn't regret appearing in the ads against a ballot measure and doesn't think he broke the law.
Administrative law Judge Robert Spencer ruled otherwise. The ruling issued today says the ads against Amendment C that featured Holtzman should have been considered contributions to Holtzman's campaign because they were intended in part to benefit him.
The amendment, passed by voters last November, relaxes the spending and tax limits of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights.
Spencer fined Holtzman's campaign $44,000.