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From The Huffington Post:

WASHINGTON -- Former 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) broke campaign finance rules by directing a $1 million check from a donor to a super PAC backing his candidacy, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday by government watchdog groups.

The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed a joint complaint with the FEC against Santorum for allegedly directing a $1 million contribution from energy executive Bill Doré to Red White And Blue Fund, a super PAC run by former Santorum staffers. While a candidate like Santorum can ask a donor to give money to a super PAC, it is a violation of campaign finance laws to direct or solicit a contribution above the legal limit of $5,000.

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The complaint stems from an article by The Sunlight Foundation's Keenan Steiner wherein Doré described a dinner he attended with Santorum. According to Steiner, Doré initially said that he told Santorum that he wanted to make a $1 million contribution to his campaign, an amount far above the legal limit. Santorum, according to the initial recount of the dinner, then told Doré about the Red White And Blue Fund.

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So, Mr. More-Pious-Than-Thou appears okay with the occasional breaking of campaign finance law. I hope he realizes that such transgressions "undermine the fabric of our society".

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Pennsylvania.

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