Clinton’s General Money

The Commission’s response to the pending Dodd for President Advisory Opinion Request may or may not play into what Clinton may do with money the campaign raised for the general election if she leaves the race.  An earlier advisory opinion request from the Obama campaign said that in the circumstances presented in that request that money raised for the general election had to be refunded if the candidate became the nominee and decided to take public funds.  (Dodd entered the primary matching fund program; Clinton did not.)  Reports say she has over $20 million in funds for the general election.  Could these be funneled into her Senate account?  Must the contributions be refunded to the original donor?  Can the amount be used to support the ticket if she’s the Vice Presidential nominee?

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