Monday, June 27, 2016

Huckabee's tab for 'Eye of the Tiger' is $25,000, CNN reports

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EXPENSIVE: Playing a rock song without permission at this event cost Mike Huckabee $25,000.
  • EXPENSIVE: Playing a rock song without permission at this event cost Mike Huckabee $25,000.

CNN has an update
on how much money former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is out for using the song "Eye of the Tiger" without permission of the copyright owner, Rude Music, at a rally in Kentucky with Kim Davis, the county clerk who wouldn't issue same-sex marriage licenses. The tab is $25,000, plus attorney fees.

Earlier reports that he paid $12,500, plus attorney fees, apparently were incomplete, CNN says.

.... Huckabee listed the $25,000 cost as a campaign expense on federal election records.

Huckabee, who ran for the Republican ticket until he dropped out Feb. 1, paid half of it in May. He listed the other half as "debts and obligations."
Huckabee, through a Washington law firm, has asked the Federal Election Commission for permission to use contributions to a legal defense fund to pay his costs. A federal court settlement makes him personally liable. A draft opinion by the FEC staff has said this shouldn't be permitted because it would amount to Huckabee using campaign contributions for personal benefit.

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