Is O’Malley Breaking the Rules?

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Martin O’Malley is doing everything it takes to run for president–attacking rivals; frequent trips to Iowa; selfies–except actually admitting that he’s running for president. Which might actually be against the law.

This week, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, arguing that O’Malley and three other presidential hopefuls (Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker) are campaigning for president (and raising funds for their campaigns) without having officially thrown their hats into the ring. And because their campaigns aren’t official yet, they can skirt fundraising limits and disclosure rules. In short: These guys are cheating. Or that’s the argument, at least; an O’Malley aide told the AP that he’s been playing by the rules all along.

 



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