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Bernie’s Money Race Motto, “Catch Me If You Can!”

yahoo!news – “It seems to be more common that they’ll give it to other political party committees to be used in their self interest in some ways,” she says.

What a candidate can’t do, the law makes clear, is use campaign funds for personal use.

But it does happen.

Ravel says she knows of “many cases” during her time at the FEC where candidates would use campaign funds for personal use, often trying to make it appear that they were doing campaign activities.

Campaign finance law expert and Stetson University Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy says candidates can be “sorely tempted, and put it in their own pockets, or buy things they think will be fun for themselves and their family.”

She points to Duncan Hunter, the congressman from California who is pleading guilty to campaign finance fraud. In one instance, Hunter allegedly used campaign funds to purchase plane tickets for his family rabbit Eggburt.

Bernie Must Have ‘Crushed’ The Iowa Caucuses…

The Washington Examiner reports, “Iowa caucuses delays revive concerns and conspiracy theories of Bernie Sanders supporters.”

Workers on Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign already had suspicions about the logistics and fairness of the Iowa caucuses. Counting delays by the Iowa Democratic Party are stirring those concerns anew.

While the political world waited late Monday to get results due more than an hour before, the Washington Examiner overheard several field organizers for the Vermont senator complaining that supporters of rival candidates were conspiring to block them from winning delegates.

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