Tempted to donate $30,400 for Coleman/Franken court costs? FEC says OK
The Federal Election Commission said Monday that donors can help pay the bills for the top-dollar legal battle even if they donated the maximum amount during the campaign. Just what we've been waiting for.
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The decision, called an advisory opinion, gives them another chance to tap their most affluent and passionate supporters even if they already gave maximum contributions during the election year. For instance, a person who gave the maximum contribution of $30,400 to a national Democratic or Republican party organization this year can now give the same maximum to a party recount and trial fund for one of the candidates. The party organization can use the fund to help the candidate pay his expenses.
Similarly, a political committee could give another $15,000 to such a fund even if it gave the maximum amount during the campaign.