Rand Paul has another sticky campaign finance mess on his hands. Check out http://www.kentuckyfight.com – another money bomb site. It ordinarily wouldn’t be a problem that there’s no FEC-required paid-for-by disclaimer on a random website talking about how much someone likes a particular candidate. But there’s clearly a requirement when advocating the election or defeat of a candidate. And it doesn’t help that Rand Paul’s campaign manager has officially endorsed the effort:
That’s Paul’s campaign manager promoting an independent expenditure by what is effectively a money bundler.
The same thing happened with http://www.runrandrun.com, with Adams and the campaign promoting it and the campaign directly profiting.
Playing fast and loose with campaign finance laws is not okay. We harp on the Democrats in Kentucky who pull this same shiz 24/7. And this campaign finance ignorance – whether intentional or not – is about as ridiculous as Jennifer Moore paying for Kathy Groob’s anti-choice, anti-gay mail pieces last election cycle. It needs to stop.
There’s no excuse for the appearance of impropriety when it comes to campaign finance. All candidates – especially Rand Paul since he’s profiting so heavily – need to get educated. Because this is the kind of mess that can sink someone – especially if the FEC gets involved.