Monday, August 20, 2007

FEC Complaint filed against Fred Thompson


Progressive blogger Lane Hudson filed a complaint against Fred Thompson (R-TN) on Monday, accusing the former Senator of violating the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) “testing the waters” clause. The complaint argues that Thompson is running a full-blown campaign and should be held to the same regulations as the other candidates. ABC’s Jake Tapper writes, “The rule is pretty simple. If you spend more than $5,000 on campaign activities, you’re a candidate, whether or not you’ve officially declared.
FYI: It was Lane Hudson who broke the Foley scandal with his blog at the time: Stop Sex Predators. His current internet digs is News For The Left.

C&L has more:
Jake Tapper does a good job on his post at the Political Punch giving more background on why the complaint is valid.

Help out and call the FEC and demand an investigation: FEC Phone Number: (800) 424-9530 In Washington (202) 694-1100
Update C&L: Newsweek agrees with Hudson’s FEC complaint against Fred Thompson (video)