Several people have noted in the comments something I did not even pay attention to (my apologies).
The mailer into the black community did not come from Stan’s campaign committee.
Nonetheless, I don’t think that matters. Why? Because I have it on good authority that Watson knew about the flier, had no problems with the flier, and was happy to see it go out, but wanted plausible deniability.
There could be a potential campaign disclosure violation as I’m likewise told the other flier was timed to go out at about the same time.
I should have, however, noted that the campaign itself did not send out that one mail piece, even though they were complicit in it.