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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:20 PM
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John McCain Breaks McCain-Feingold Law
John McCain Breaks McCain-Feingold Law
Submitted by Mike Gehrke on August 15, 2006 - 12:33pm.



Hotline On Call today reports that John McCain will be raising money for Adjudant General Stan Spears in South Carolina. However the fundraiser violates the law he helped write. The invitaition says that the "minimum donation requested is $100" and says nothing about the maximum.

However, the law that McCain wrote specifically prohibits Senators from raising more than $2100 for a state candidate. However, the Spears invitation encourages donors to give amounts up to and beyond that limit. This means that John McCain is raising soft money.

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Not only has he violated this rule, but McCain has previously complained that this rule is too weak. He favors banning the sorts of fundraisers he does for candidates like Spears altogether. In March of last year, McCain said that the intent of the law was to bar Federal officeholders and candidates from soliciting ANY non-Federal funds. .

more at:
http://www.senatemajority.com/john_mccain_breaks_mccain...
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:22 PM
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1. Which words fits best, irony or hypocrisy?
Maybe both.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:32 PM
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3. McCain is lying scum. Nothing new. If he could he'd be
pocketing some of that money himself.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:38 PM
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5. i'm going with chicanery.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:25 PM
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2. Flip Flop.
Another day another GOP flip flop
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:33 PM
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4. He's just being a Republican.
What did you expect?
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