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Monday, April 14, 2008

Reaping what you sow

DNC to take McCain complaint to court

Democratic Party officials will file a suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington on Monday to compel the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate whether Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) violated election laws by pulling out of a federal matching funds program.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) had previously filed a complaint with the FEC alleging that the McCain camp violated federal election rules by unilaterally withdrawing from the program. The DNC contends a campaign must first get permission from the FEC to back out but McCain officials have disputed that contention.
The Republicans say the suit doesn’t have merit. Doesn’t matter. The DNC has deep pockets and knows a court case will generate headline after headline after headline saying things like “McCain Fundraising Questioned” and “Federal Court to Investigate McCain” and “McCain May Have Broken Campaign Finance Laws.”

This is what happens when you give lots and lots of power to government bureaucracies who administer that power through reams and reams of regulation.