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  •  I have an opinion about the GOP prez race (1+ / 0-)
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    From what I understand, when a candidate runs for the presidency, if he/she loses...all of any "remaining donations" accumulated after that candidate either quits or ends up losing in a primary etc., can be used by that candidate for their re-election efforts of whatever office they were holding while running for president or to be used for running for another office down the line.

    So, if this is true (and I will stand corrected if I'm wrong in this here), it could be that many of the people running to be the republican nominee know they won't win that and will run long enough to accumulate a "campaign nestegg" to be used in the future for some other office.  

    Just a thought.  I wonder if anyone else has thought about this.

    -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

    by r2did2 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 07:26:04 AM PDT

    •  I've thought about that. (0+ / 0-)

      On a similar note, can they transfer the money to another presidential candidate? If so, then perhaps that is their plan.

      •  Money can be transferred (1+ / 0-)
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        In unlimited sums between federal committees for the same candidate. If you want to give money to another candidate, the rules are the same for a candidate's committee as they are for any ordinary human being. (Might even be more restricted, because I think cmtes can only give $2000 - the amount doesn't keep increasing each cycle under Mc-F.)

        Members of congress can also give unlimited sums to their party committees (DCCC, DSCC, etc.).

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        by David Nir on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 08:28:09 AM PDT

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        •  So it would be a really roundabout way of (0+ / 0-)

          trying to support the party, I guess.

        •  Can't it also go to the Party National Committee? (0+ / 0-)

          I know that it can go to charity.

          To protect the Latino "community of interest" in redistricting Orange County, Santa Ana, eastern Garden Grove, and central Anaheim must be in the same legislative districts.

          by Seneca Doane on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 11:51:13 AM PDT

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