Friday, October 19, 2007

Colbert '08 Up, FEC Down

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 4:23 PM

You know, as a news man, I really shouldn't take this much enjoyment in a fake campaign…

Anyway, Politico is reporting that the FEC might not be tuned in to the Colbert campaign joke.

If he continues moving toward a presidential campaign, particularly if he, or Comedy Central, keeps spending money exploring and promoting by hyping it on his nightly half-hour news parody show, he could get himself and his network in trouble for violating election laws, including those barring corporate campaign contributions.

“You don’t get a different set of rules because you’re running as a joke,” said Marc Elias, a leading Washington election lawyer who represents Democratic candidates.

Here's a link to the Colbert campaign website that has the petition for filing for the Democratic ticket.

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