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WaPo: Ashcroft PAC Gave Fundraising List to 2000 Senate Campaign

HeadlineFeb 01, 2001

The Washington Post is reporting that a political action committee established by Attorney General-designate John Ashcroft gave its fundraising list to Ashcroft’s 2000 Senate campaign, a possible violation of campaign finance law by both the PAC and the campaign, this according to documents and election officials. The in-kind contribution to Ashcroft’s campaign was a list of 100,000 donors that the PAC, Spirit of America, turned over to Ashcroft’s 2000 Senate campaign committee. The campaign committee in turn made more than $116,000 by renting out the list to other fundraisers. Under federal law, PACs may give candidates only $10,000 per campaign. Neither the PAC nor the Ashcroft campaign reported the transfer of the list, which occurred after the campaign had already donated $100,000.

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