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The Free Hornet
05-07-2012, 02:41 PM
Ron Paul is capped at $2500:
https://secure.ronpaul2012.com/

For Romney, $5000 is solicited but relative to Paul, the sky is the limit:
https://secure.mittromney.com/donate/one-term-fund


Individuals and non-multicandidate PACs - The first $2,500 will go to RFPs primary account. The next $2,500 will go to RFPs general account. The next $30,800 will go to the RNC. The remaining amount will be split evenly among the federal accounts of the Republican Parties of Idaho, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Vermont, up to a maximum of $10,000 per committee.

How is this legal? How might this bite Romney and the RNC in the ass?

tsai3904
05-07-2012, 02:46 PM
The contribution limit is $2,500 per election. The primary is one election and the general is another election. If Romney is not a candidate for the general election and he has received funds for the general election, he just has to refund people who contributed for the general election.

The $30,800 limit is due to a joint fundraising effort with the RNC. The $30,800 will not go towards Romney's campaign.

The Free Hornet
05-07-2012, 03:27 PM
The contribution limit is $2,500 per election. The primary is one election and the general is another election. If Romney is not a candidate for the general election and he has received funds for the general election, he just has to refund people who contributed for the general election.

The $30,800 limit is due to a joint fundraising effort with the RNC. The $30,800 will not go towards Romney's campaign.

Some of that $30,800 is going to Romney:


The party had already begun doing some joint fundraising with the former Massachusetts governor's campaign, but Spicer noted that now "our finance teams can operate in full harmony. So, too, will our political and communications departments."

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had told reporters on a conference call earlier in the week that the party was getting behind the Romney campaign. "It is a complete merge, wherein the RNC is putting all its resources and energy behind Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States," he said.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/04/rnc-joins-romney-campaign/1

So the first $2500 is legal, the second $2500 is a gambit (likely of questionable legality or open to challenge), and the $30,800 is typical RNC fraud.

tsai3904
05-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Why is the second $2,500 questionable legally? Any campaign can accept funds for the general election. Ron Paul's campaign can do it right now if they wanted to. The caveat is that if you do not appear as a candidate in the general election, you have to return all funds earmarked for the general election to the contributors.

The Free Hornet
05-07-2012, 03:49 PM
Why is the second $2,500 questionable legally? Any campaign can accept funds for the general election. Ron Paul's campaign can do it right now if they wanted to. The caveat is that if you do not appear as a candidate in the general election, you have to return all funds earmarked for the general election to the contributors.

Sorry, my mistake. If anybody can take that gamble, then it seems fair. Perhaps this is one reason the other pols get into debt so easily and another way the campaign finance laws favor multi-multi-millionaires who have less to fear.

Since Newt is still soliciting upwards of $5000 (and he has neither an active primary or national campaign), do you think the Newt campaign views this as a loan? I.e., they will take $5000 even knowing they will have to return $2500 of Ben's inflated dollars?

https://www.newt.org/donate/