McCain Still Wants Your Web Donations

ClickZ_Campaign08_katefinal.jpgJohn McCain 2008 is no longer able to solicit or spend private donations now that he’s accepted the Republican nomination. But that doesn’t mean the co-author of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law can’t get around that pesky roadblock. The latest ad – launched 9/3 — from the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund, asks supporters to “Invest in Victory” by donating $50 to the Compliance Fund.

According to a disclaimer on the McCain campaign site, “Because the McCain-Palin Campaign is participating in the presidential public funding system, it may not receive contributions for the any candidate’s election. However, federal law allows the McCain-Palin Campaign’s Compliance Fund to defray legal and accounting compliance costs and preserve the Campaign’s public grant for media, mail, phones, and get-out-the-vote programs. Contributions to McCain-Palin Victory 2008 will go to the Compliance Fund, and to participating party committees for Victory 2008 programs.”

That Victory fund is operated by the compliance fund, the Republican National Committee, and the Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania GOPs.

Hmmm…I wonder what states are in the most contention this year….

Thanks to The Media Trust Company for the ad.

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