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Donald Trump’s Costly Pick of Mike Pence

January 01, 1970 | Brennan Center for Justice | News
The Trump campaign has struggled with one of the most plain vanilla, campaign 101, Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules: not soliciting foreigners for campaign funds. If choosing a relatively mainstream running mate in Mike Pence was supposed to bring in more campaign funds, then the strategy may have backfired. By adding a governor to the ticket, Trump has just triggered some Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stringent anti-pay-to-play rules.
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