Tuesday, July 25, 2006

All America Question


Senator Evan Bayh is sending TWENTY THREE staff members to Iowa to help the Democrat cause in November. They widdled it down from 100 with what must have been a rigorous selection process. These feet on the ground will give the D's a significant manpower edge at least in the short term.


But here's the Cooler Question of the Day

How is this at all legal?

As a federal candidate Senator Bayh's All America PAC is limited in what he can donate to the party, to federal candidates and to state leg candidates . Unless he is giving 1 staff person to each campaign and paying them slave wages from here until election day, we don't see how this could work. We're sure that the Bayh legal unit has worked this out, we are just curious how they did it.

So Chris, Gordon, somebody, please shed some light on this for us. Maybe we're missing something very obvious.

You can read the whole report on the side-bar of this article about Travelin Tommy

Update Candidate PACs are allowed to coordinate which gives Bayh the ability pay staff and lend them to campaigns.

Shows you what we know.

3 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

For the record... the All America PAC staffers earn $1000/mo plus room and board as a paid internship.

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