Did Ted Cruz’s Campaign Just Violate Federal Election Law?

Did Ted Cruz’s Campaign Just Violate Federal Election Law?

Reports say Ted Cruz’s Presidential campaign may have violated federal election law

According to Politico:

“A fundraiser for Ted Cruz may have broken election law by suggesting supporters at an official event give unlimited donations to an allied super PAC, a recording obtained by POLITICO shows.

“If you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,” Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. “It can take corporate dollars, it can take partnership dollars, and that’s the super PAC, Stand for Truth, so pick up some of that information.”

Campaigns and their agents are not allowed to solicit donations exceeding federal limits. The Federal Election Commission has said officials can direct donors to super PACs but only personally solicit for up to $5,000. Lewis, however, is heard asking for unlimited and corporate dollars.

“The fellow should revise and extend his remarks to make it clear he was not asking for more than $5,000,” said Jan Baran, an election lawyer at Wiley Rein.”

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