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Posted on 08/20/2007 12:34:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Thompson faces election complaint
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago
A liberal blogger has filed a federal complaint against former Sen. Fred Thompson, the actor and unannounced Republican candidate for president, accusing him of violating election laws as he ponders his entry into the race.
The blogger, Lane Hudson, submitted his complaint to the Federal Election Commission on Monday saying Thompson has raised far more money than he needs to explore whether to run for president.
Federal law allows potential candidates to raise money to travel, conduct polls and pay for other expenses related to "testing the waters" for a political campaign. During that exploratory period, a potential candidate does not have to file financial reports with the FEC.
The law prohibits anyone who is "testing the waters" from hoarding the money for use during his actual campaign. Potential candidates also cannot refer to themselves as candidates, can't run ads that publicize their intention to campaign or take steps to qualify for the ballot in a primary or caucus state.
According to a financial report filed late last month, Thompson had raised nearly $3.5 million and had had spent $625,000. Thompson must raise money within federal contribution limits and must report it to the FEC once he becomes an official candidate.
"We're following the law," Thompson spokesman Jim Mills said in response to the complaint.
Under federal guidelines, the FEC will now give Thompson 15 days to respond to the complaint. Following Thompson's response, election commissioners will decide whether to dismiss the case or investigate further.
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I’m filing a complaint against his name - “Lane”.
Sounds like a gay porn star.
Lane Hudson should shut his pie hole.
Saundra Duffy’s real name is Lane Hudson! Pass it on!
How stupid these left wing lunatics are? Do they really want to go this way and have people file complaints about the money that Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama had raised before they announced to run for President?
How much money did Hillary’s exploratory committee raise and spend? Just curious.
So based on this Lane Hudson must be some kink of expert on presidential campaigns, and how much money is typically spent on them.
Hudson, an activist who gained attention for posting Internet communications between disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley and a congressional page,
So much for that theory.
I doubt it's a porn star, but the "gay" sounds typical of these types of BDS-sufferers.
Heh, a liberal complaining, who’d a thunk?
FDT should thank him for the free publicity. Moonbats.
OH, I am pretty sure hillary raised much more than that these past years.
I printed out his website and I’m saving it. Just in case Hurricane Dean hits the Texas Coast, I’ll use it for toilet paper.
I was waiting for this.
So GIULIANI is behind this!
Not to worry. No Republican on the national level would ever dream of doing such a sexist, racist, divisive, partisan thing.....
” Lane Hudson must be some kink “
You got that right! I’ll bet “Brown Train” Lane is a kink expert!
The liberals appear to be thoroughly afraid of Fred Thompson.
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