“Funding Law May Help Possible Hutchison Bid”

A.P. offers this report, which begins: ” U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s possible gubernatorial bid could get a $6.7 million campaign boost if a provision tucked into a spending bill by congressional negotiators becomes law. The provision reverses a Federal Election Commission interpretation that barred members of Congress from transferring federal campaign funds to a state race.” UPDATE: Roll Call reports (paid subscription required) that “[w]ithout floor debate or a single hearing, Congress changed election laws last week to allow Members to transfer campaign funds raised for a federal race to a run for state or local office.”

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