July 09, 2004

Kaus on Kerry Opting Out of General Election Public Financing

Mickey Kaus has been blogging here (and scroll up) on whether John Kerry could easily get around rules that prevent him from spending money he's raising now during the general election period if Kerry opts for public financing.

I think the strategy Kaus sets forth for Kerry would be too risky---everyone will be watching his books very carefully for such shenanigans. In any case, Kerry has a much easier solution. He can simply give his surplus funds to the DNC to use, just as the Bush campaign has said it will give funds to the RNC.
UPDATE: See also this New York Times report.

Posted by Rick Hasen at July 9, 2004 07:35 AM