“Creative abuse” and 11 CFR 102.17

The WSJ reports that

[w]hile Democrats absorbed the lessons of Pennsylvania this week, John McCain was coming to a few realizations of his own. For one, “big money” in politics isn’t so bad after all.

That’s the takeaway from the presumptive GOP nominee’s new fund-raising strategy, which his campaign has quietly rolled out these past few weeks. The McCain camp is teaming up with the Republican National Committee to tap into big, big donations from big, big donors – hoping to close the big, big money gap with Democrats.

Their effort to do so will involve some creative abuse of the campaign finance restrictions Mr. McCain authored a few years back.

The FEC has long-standing regulations regarding joint fundraising in 11 C.F.R. 102.17.

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