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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Hmmmmm

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 1:41 PM

The Federal Election Commission has cracked down on some so-called 527 Political Action Committees, which may take in unlimited sums, for acting more like federal political committees, which have $5,000 contribution limits.

Hypothetical: What if you found a 527 committee that says it was established to support conservative state and local candidates and work "to create a healthier lifestyle." But what if it turned out that virtually all of the money spent by that 527 was to provide seed money for a candidate "traveling to places like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to see if my vision for our nation resonates with our fellow Americans for 2008." Might the FEC find that such a PAC sounded a whole lot more like a presidential exploratory PAC, with its $2,100 contribution limits and ban on corporate contributions? I guess we won't know unless somebody asks the FEC to take a look.

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