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Dems to File McCain Campaigning Lawsuit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Democratic Party officials plan to ask a federal judge for an investigation into whether John McCain violated election laws by withdrawing from public financing.

Saying federal regulators are too weak to act on their own, the Democratic National Committee officials say they'll file a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. tomorrow. It questions the agency's ability to enforce the law and review McCain's decision to opt out of the system.

The Republican presidential candidate had been entitled to 5.8 million dollars in federal funds for the primary campaign. But, McCain decided earlier this year to give up that money so he could avoid strict spending limits between now and the GOP's national convention in September.

The Republican National Committee calls the lawsuit "total nonsense."


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