Groups Inquire into Jeb Bush "Charade" of Unsaid Candidacy

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    May 28, 2015 2:13 AM GMT
    NYT: Two leading campaign finance watchdog groups called on the Justice Department Wednesday to appoint a special outside counsel to investigate what they called the “charade” of Jeb Bush’s non-candidacy for president.

    Mr. Bush, the Republican former governor of Florida, has not yet officially announced that he is running for president, even as he has made speeches and appeared at scores of political events in New Hampshire, Iowa, Washington, California and elsewhere, raising millions of dollars through an outside “super PAC” that was set up to support his all-but-certain campaign.

    In a letter to the Justice Department, the groups – Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center – accused Mr. Bush of a monthslong “scheme” to evade campaign finance limits and other restrictions by not declaring himself a candidate.
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    May 28, 2015 2:16 AM GMT
    Isn't campaign finance where the idea for crowdfunding came from? Wouldn't surprise me.

    By the way, I've started a crowdfunding account where I'm posing as a Christian whose business has been hurt by pro-gay forces. Won't you please help?
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    May 31, 2015 4:02 AM GMT
    NYT: Jeb Bush’s pretense of not running for president leaves him free to raise money without limit until he officially announces his candidacy.